US 'deeply concerned' by violence in southern Israel

March 12, 2012 11:06

The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv on Monday expressed deep concern over the renewal of violence in southern Israel. the message, posted on the embassy's website, reiterated a message from Ambassador Dan Shapiro over the weekend, in which he condemned rocket fire from Gaza.

The United States, Shapiro wrote Saturday, "condemn[s] in the strongest terms the rocket fire from Gaza by terrorists into Israel, which has dramatically and dangerously escalated in the past day, and call[s] on those responsible to take immediate action to stop these cowardly acts."

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