"ISRAEL MUST ACT WITHIN INTERNATIONAL LAW" - JACK STRAW - Grin with cat attached
|"ISRAEL MUST ACT WITHIN INTERNATIONAL LAW" - JACK STRAW||Mar. 4th, 2003 01:10 pm|
The Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today: |
"Some 36 Palestinians, many of them civilians, have been killed in the West Bank and Gaza since 20 February. I am deeply concerned by the number of civilian deaths, including that of a pregnant woman in Bureij refugee camp at the weekend, when her neighbour's house was demolished. The indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli Defence Force only fuels the cycle of violence, denying both Israelis and Palestinians the security they deserve. I have repeatedly championed Israel's right to take steps to provide security for its citizens, but these must be within international law.