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Tony Blair meets Israel's Peres for Gaza talks

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Published on Nov 19, 2012

Middle East envoy Tony Blair holds talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres as cross-border fire between Israel and Gaza militants continues for a sixth day.

Tony Blair said: "If rockets are fired out of Gaza by Hamas or other militants in Gaza and aimed at Israeli towns and villages with the express purpose of killing Israeli civilians, the government of Israel is going to retaliate and the Israeli people will expect them to do so.

"So the most important thing is we stop the rockets from coming out, the retaliation can then stop, we get some ceasefire or calm into the situation and then work out a better way forward, but we should be in no doubt at all, if this carries on escalating, it's going to have an impact not just in Gaza and Israel and the Palestinian Territories, but right across the whole of the region."

He added that: "The last thing this region needs at this moment in time is more upheaval."

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...

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