The British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond spoke to his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Sunday reiterating the UK's demands for an immediate ceasefire between the warring parties.
"I welcome indications that Israeli forces may begin to withdraw from Gaza within the next few days," said Hammond after his converstations with the Israeli officials. "It's vital that we find a way forward that is enduring and any solution would need to provide genuine stability, and not simply lead to a repeat of the cycle of violence."
Hammond also addressed the apparent Israeli shelling of a school in Rafah were 10 Palestinians were killed saying, "I am appalled at reports of further civilian casualties in the vicinity of a UN-run school housing Palestinians displaced by the Gaza conflict in Rafah this morning. The facts are not yet clear, but it is tragic that there are further losses of life in a place which is being used as a shelter."