Escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza – statement by the FDFA

Bern, 12.11.2019 - The FDFA is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East and calls on all parties to restore calm immediately.

The FDFA is greatly concerned by the recent developments in the Middle East. It calls on all parties to respect international law, in particular international humanitarian law, to ensure protection for civilians and civil infrastructure in both Gaza and Israel, and to take the necessary steps for an immediate return to calm.

The FDFA has communicated its call for peace directly to the parties and is continuing to monitor the situation closely.

Address for enquiries

FDFA Communication
Federal Palace West Wing
CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 58 462 31 53
Twitter: @SwissMFA


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Last modification 03.10.2018

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