||<p>Our Embassy in Tel Aviv and our Consulate-General in Jerusalem frequently urge
the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to take steps to improve conditions in Gaza.
We welcome the steps that Israel has taken to ease some restrictions. However, we
want to see Israel go much further, and we are continuing to call on Israel to do
so to help the Gazan economy to grow. The Minister for the Middle East discussed the
situation in Gaza with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and the Israeli Ambassador
to London on 22 and 23 June respectively.</p>