France Urges Restraint as Israeli Raids Cause Deaths in Gaza

Paris, December 28 (QNA) – France on Wednesday urged restraint in order to preserve the fragile truce between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. Israeli raids have caused several victims in the past few days in Gaza as Israeli aircraft made fresh sorties against the Palestinian territory. There is speculation in the area that a new military offensive might be under preparation by Israel. The last offensive three years ago killed about 1400 mainly civilians, and destroyed much of the infrastructure of Gaza and damaged UN facilities there. “France calls for restraint in order to spare human lives, to preserve the safety of civilians and maintain the truce in Gaza,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said.

(www.qnaol.net / 28.12.2011)

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