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Gerry Adams TD calls for dialogue in Middle East

17 July, 2014 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed this morning’s ceasefire in the Gaza strip and has called for an inclusive dialogue, involving all of the combatant forces, including Hamas to resolve all of the core issues.

Mr. Adams condemned yesterday's Israeli attack which killed four children on the beach at Gaza.

The Sinn Féin leader said:

“The Israeli assault on Gaza has killed 200 people. Most of whom are civilians and children. Thousands more have been forced to flee their homes under threat from the Israeli government.

Today's ceasefire is a welcome development.

However it will only be another temporary lull in the cyclical violence in that region unless a real and inclusive dialogue takes place involving all of the combatant groups, including Hamas, and if the core issues of statehood for the Palestinian people, an end to the Israeli theft of Palestinian land and water rights, and the lifting of the siege of Gaza are not agreed.”

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