|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's Remarks on the Situation of Palestine-Israel Region|
Q: South Israel was hit by multiple attacks on August 18, resulting in casualties and injuries. Believing that the attacks were plotted by the Palestinian militant group, Israel launched retaliatory air-raid against Gaza. What is China's comment?
A: China expresses deep concern over the tensions in Palestine-Israel region and worries about the ensuing casualties on both sides. China condemns any terrorist and violent act against innocent civilians and calls on all relevant parties to exercise restraint and avoid retaliation by violence which will only ratchet up tensions.