Israel security does not justify `slaughter of civilians`: France

Israel`s right to security does not justify its actions in Gaza, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday, as he called for a political solution to be "imposed" by the international community.

AFP| Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

Paris: Israel`s right to security does not justify its actions in Gaza, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday, as he called for a political solution to be "imposed" by the international community.

"How many more deaths will it take to stop what must be called the carnage in Gaza?" Fabius said in a statement.
"The tradition of friendship between Israel and France is an old one and Israel`s right to security is total, but this right does not justify the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians."