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Bliar wants Palestinian rocket attacks alone to stop, but Israeli attacks are OK as long as they don't harm civilians !!!

Blair: Palestinian rocket attacks must stop

Date: 01 / 03 / 2008  Time:  13:34
Bethlehem - Ma'an -

Representative to the Quartet Tony Blair said on Friday that Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel must stop and "the loss of innocent Palestinian life" must be avoided.

Blair's statement came as continuing Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip left 33 people dead, including five children, between Wednesday and Friday.

An Israeli man was killed in a Palestinian rocket attack on the Sapir college in Sderot on Wednesday.

“The loss of civilian life including children is absolutely tragic. The rocket attacks which resulted in the death of an innocent Israeli and injuries to many more must cease, and are utterly to be condemned . But it is vital that in action against them, everything possible is done to avoid the loss of innocent Palestinian life, so that there are not even more victims of the situation created in Gaza,” Blair said.

At least 58 Palestinians have been killed, including 17 children, since Wednesday.


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