China on Monday urged Israel to stop air raids on Gaza and called on both sides for an immediate ceasefire after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu vowed no let-up against rocket-firing militants.
"China is concerned about the escalation of the situation in Gaza," foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a regular briefing. "We call upon the Israeli side to stop air raids against Gaza. We hope parties concerned can stop firing immediately in order to avoid casualties of innocent civilians." (AFP)