William Hague says Hamas bears responsibility for escalating violence in the region, as Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation.
William Hague said he was "gravely concerned" by the situation in Gaza and southern Israel.
Thirteen Palestinians, including children and Hamas's military chief Ahmed al-Jaabari, were reportedly killed in an Israeli attack on Gaza. Hamas retaliated by firing rockets at Israel and three people were killed, according to the Israeli army. (continue reading...)