Statement of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs on Israel’s Decision to Launch Ground Force Operation in Gaza Strip
18.07.2014 / 14:09
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is deeply concerned that the attempts to restore cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has not succeeded. We regret that Hamas and other militant groups did not accept the cease-fire conditions as proposed by Egypt and the UN.
In recent hours, we have witnessed far too many lost lives, including children´s lives. We condemn the use of civilians as human shields. It is essential a ceasefire were negotiated to end the violence and suffering of the civilian population. The only solution is the one securing peace and security in Gaza and Israel.