Saturday 31 March 2018 / 3:58 PM Emily Thornberry / Foreign Policy

The violence and death that we have seen on the Gaza border in recent days is utterly deplorable – Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the situation in Gaza, said:

“The violence and death that we have seen on the Gaza border in recent days is utterly deplorable. We urge the Israeli authorities to show restraint, respect the rights of anyone engaged in peaceful protest, and avoid further loss of life.

“But we also need both sides – and the international community as a whole – to now come together as a matter of urgency, end the blockade and humanitarian crisis inside Gaza, end the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, and end this senseless cycle of violence by working towards the two-state solution we all want to see, with a secure Israel living in peace alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine.”

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