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Statement from the Tánaiste on developments in Gaza

 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, has expressed shock and concern at recent developments in Gaza.

The Tánaiste said:

“My first thoughts are with the individuals killed or injured and their families. The situation clearly remains extremely dangerous and I call on all involved, especially the Israeli forces, to show the utmost restraint. I also support the call from the UN Secretary General for an independent and transparent investigation into these incidents.

These events highlight the urgent need for a credible, internationally-led peace process that can address the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the pathway to two states, Israel and Palestine, living together in peace and security. Ireland and the EU are ready to play a role in developing that process, together with the US and others, and planning and investing for that brighter future.”

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