UK says 'deeply concerned' by Gaza violence escalation
March 12, 2012 14:32
The British Foreign Office on Monday expressed concern for the escalating violence in southern Israel and Gaza Strip, urging restraint by both sides.
UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said he was "deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence" and condemned attacks against civilians.
"I urge all sides to exercise restraint, re-establish calm and avoid any further civilian casualties," Burt added.