UK expresses concern over Gaza electricity cuts, slams Dimona attack

Britain expressed its concern Saturday following the reduction in Israel's electricity supply to Gaza. "We are extremely concerned by reports that Israel has reduced electricity supplies to Gaza. We believe that such action risks a further deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Gaza without improving the security situation," read a joint statement issued by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Development Secretary Douglas Alexander. The two called on Israel to reverse its decision immediately, to avoid any further planned cuts, and to "fulfill its obligations under international law." The statement also condemned Monday's suicide attack in Dimona. "There can be no justification for such acts. We fully understand the security concerns of the Israeli Government, and call on all Palestinian factions to stop attacks, including rocket attacks, against innocent civilians."