Middle East

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at on 2 April 2019.

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Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

We are concerned by the recent violence in Israel and Gaza, and we welcome the Egyptian efforts to de-escalate the situation. At the UN Security Council on 26 March, the UK condemned the rocket attacks, which injured two British-Israeli citizens. We regret the loss of life, including the death of four children in protests over the weekend—mercifully, fears of major violence were not realised. Our diplomats in the region urge all parties to continue to demonstrate restraint in the tense days that lie ahead.