Britain calls for ‘swift end’ to Gaza violence

LONDON, 08 August 2022, (TON): Britain on Saturday called for a swift end to the violence in the Gaza Strip, the worst escalation in hostilities since a war last year.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted “the UK stands by Israel and its right to defend itself.”

“We condemn terrorist groups firing at civilians and violence which has resulted in casualties on both sides.”

“We call for a swift end to the violence.”

At least 15 people, including a five-year-old girl, have been killed inside Gaza in the latest eruption of hostilities, according to Gaza health authorities.

Israel hit Gaza with deadly air strikes and a Palestinian militant group retaliated with a barrage of rocket fire.

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