Upsurge in violence in Gaza (Ocotber 24, 2012)

France notes with concern the increased level of violence between Israel and Gaza since Tuesday.

It strongly condemns the spate of rocket attacks by armed Palestinian groups as well as the explosion that took place along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, resulting in serious injuries in Israel.

It urges the parties to ensure a return to calm and to demonstrate restraint in order to avoid an escalation that could once again affect civilians.