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Statement by the Tánaiste on the situation in the Middle East.

 The Tánaiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., today said;

 

"I unequivocally condemn the indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza over the last two days, which has led to civilian deaths and injuries.

These actions undermine the cause of the Palestinian people. The unjust treatment of Gaza and the suffering of people there will never be solved by violence or terrorist attacks. 

I call for an end to indiscriminate attacks on civilians and for restraint in terms of the Israeli response, which has already led to several deaths in Gaza.

The international community needs to work with all sides to de-escalate tension, as a matter of urgency."

 

ENDS

Press Office

May 5th 2019

 

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