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UK foreign minister to address parliament about Gaza

UK Foreign Minister William Hague is set to address parliament today about the fighting in Gaza.

He is likely to more or less repeat his previous statement on the issue, delivered Saturday in Vienna:

British Foreign Secretary William Hague at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem, in May 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90/File)
British Foreign Secretary William Hague at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem, in May 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90/File)

“It is clear that we need urgent, concerted international action to secure a ceasefire, as was the case in 2012. I will discuss this with [US, French and German foreign ministers] John Kerry, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier tomorrow [Sunday] in Vienna.

Speaking to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman over the weekend, he “stressed the need for an immediate deescalation and restoration of the November 2012 ceasefire, our deep concern about the number of civilian casualties and the need for all sides to avoid further civilian injuries and the loss of innocent life.”

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