US on Gaza ceasefire: 'Critical moment for region'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, saying that the truce came at a "critical moment for the region".
For the truce to hold, "the rocket attacks [from Gaza] must end and a broader calm must return," Mrs Clinton said.
"Now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis alike," she added.
21 Nov 2012
- From the section Middle East