Britain deplores loss of life in Israeli raid, urges restraint
British Foreign Secretary William Hague deplored the loss of life in an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza Monday and said there was a "clear need for Israel to act with restraint".
"I deplore the loss of life during the interception of the Gaza flotilla," Hague said in a statement, adding that he was seeking "urgent access" to any British nationals involved in the convoy.
He added: "We have consistently advised against attempting to access Gaza in this way, because of the risks involved.
"But at the same time, there is a clear need for Israel to act with restraint and in line with international obligations."
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