France sees failure in Gaza truce efforts, fears more civilian casualties

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius listens to his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh (not pictured) during their joint news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman. (Reuters)

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday that attempts to reach a ceasefire in Israel's 12-day conflict with Gaza militants had failed.

Fabius, who flew to Israel after talks in Egypt and Jordan, told reporters after meeting with Netanyahu:

"Sadly I can say that the call for a ceasefire has not been heard, and on the contrary, there's a risk of more civilian casualties that worries us."

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