Britain deplores loss of life in Israeli raid, urges restraint

31st May 2010, Comments 0 comments

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."

© 2010 AFP

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