Already, more than 1,900 people have been killed and more than 10,000 injured - many of them children. Schools, hospitals and entire neighbourhoods have been destroyed.
Oxfam condemns all violence against civilians and cannot stand by as innocent men, women and children are killed.
The UK Government must use talks to continue to push for a permanent ceasefire - and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis. This must include lifting of the blockade of Gaza, which traps ordinary people in poverty, denied the right to move, trade and live in dignity.
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