• rocket attacks launched against Israel from Gaza,

    I condemn rocket attacks launched against Israel from Gaza, these attacks must stop immediately.

     I am deeply concerned at the violence and civilian causalities we continue to see in Gaza and southern Israel. The situation in Gaza is undeniably desperate and complex, and the cycle of violence there serves no one. It has gone on for too long and the civilian populations of both Gaza and Israel suffer the consequences.

     I am a strong advocate of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict: one that brings the people of Israel lasting security and peace one that brings the people of Palestine a viable, democratic and prosperous state.

     However, this requires all sides avoiding actions that make peace harder to achieve, and that must include an end to rocket attacks.