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Adams welcomes Middle East truce

21 November, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed this evening’s truce in the Middle East between Hamas and Israel and has congratulated the Egyptian government for its perseverance and success.

Teachta Adams said:
“Today’s truce announcement is a welcome development. It will bring an end to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, which has killed over 139 citizens, many of them women and children, and an end to the rocket attacks on Israel which have killed five citizens.

“However there have been many pauses between war in that region as successive efforts to achieve a negotiated political settlement have failed.

“The Egyptian success in this instance must be built on and a more comprehensive negotiation constructed out of which a durable peace settlement can be reached.

“It is crucial that the international community continue to play an active role in encouraging inclusive negotiations involving all of the participants.”

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