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Press Release Regarding The Rocket And Mortar Attacks From The Gaza Strip To Israel , 18.11.2008

The rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza Strip to Israel as well as the operations conducted by the Israeli security forces and the interruption of the flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in recent days are concerning developments.

The interruption of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip further aggravates the situation of the people who are already living under difficult conditions. It is expected that all sorts of blockade on the Gaza Strip be lifted and measures for the improvement of the living conditions of the people in the region will urgently be taken.

Turkey expects immediate cessation of acts and measures that jeopardize the truce put into effect five months ago and calls upon all parties to act with restraint and common sense.