G7 nations to express concern over escalation along Israel-Lebanon border

Group of Seven leaders are very concerned by the situation on the Israel-Lebanon border and endorse US efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, according to a draft communique due to be released following this week’s G7 summit.

The statement adds that the Western leaders reiterated their unwavering commitment to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace side by side.

In addition, they call on Israel to refrain from a full-scale offensive in Rafah, “in line with their obligations under international law.”

The G7 is made up of the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

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