EU: Israel should not use disproportionate force in Gaza - Haaretz - Israel News
EU: Israel should not use disproportionate force in Gaza
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Israel should not use disproportionate force to defend itself against Palestinian militants, European Union President Finland said Sunday, criticizing growing civilian casualties in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
Finland also called on the Palestinian leadership to stop militants firing rockets into Israel, acts which have prompted Israel's largest operation since the army and settlers pulled out of Gaza in 2005, after 38 years of ccupation.
"The Presidency deplores the growing number of civilian casualties the Israeli military operation has caused," Finland said in a statement.