Minister calls for de-escalation of tensions in Middle East

The UK Government has condemned "acts of terrorism by Hamas" in the Middle East and called for a de-escalation of tensions in the region. Foreign Office minister James Cleverly said that Israel "has a legitimate right to self-defence" but added that "it is vital that all actions are proportionate". Mr Cleverly also said the Government is "concerned" that buildings housing media organisations have been destroyed.

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