HC Deb 07 October 2003 vol 411 cc103-4W
21. Mr. Simon Thomas:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Israeli Government concerning military action outside their borders. [132018]

Mr. Rammell:

The Prime Minister's foreign policy adviser expressed the Government's concern to the Government of Israel about military actions, including in Syria, during his recent visit to the region. We recognise Israel's justified anger at suicide bombings, the latest one killing 19 in Haifa on 4 October. We urge all sides to exercise restraint. It is imperative that they recognise the implications for regional stability of the continuing use of force, and that only a political solution can deliver a comprehensive, lasting peace in the Middle East.

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