The New Zealand Government is condemning recent rocket attacks from Palestine against Israel.

On Tuesday (local time), an Israeli airstrike killed Baha Abu al-Ata, a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza. His wife was also killed.

In retaliation, Gaza militants fired almost 200 rockets at Israel. Forty-seven Israelis were wounded, according to the country’s emergency medical services.

Now the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has weighed in with a response on Twitter.

“We are deeply concerned about the firing of rockets from Gaza to Israel. Targeting civilian populations is unacceptable and we condemn these attacks,” it said.

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