LONDON, June 24, 2014 – (WAFA) – British Foreign Secretary William Hague expressed Monday his deep concerns over the death of two Palestinians in West Bank.
“Any death in conflict is regrettable. I was therefore deeply concerned to hear of the death of two Palestinians in the West Bank over the weekend, in addition to three deaths last week, tragically including children,” Hague stated.
Urging Israel to exercise self-restraint during detention and search operations across West Bank, Hague stated: “It is vital that all security operations are conducted with due care and proportionate use of force.”
Condemning the alleged ‘abduction’ of the three Israeli settlers, Hague stated: “I remain deeply concerned by the abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. I appeal to those who are able to bring about the release of the Israeli youths to take urgent action to do so.”
Hague concluded by calling for avoiding exacerbating current tensions saying “For the sake of the Israeli and Palestinian people, I urge all parties to avoid any actions which could further exacerbate current tensions.”