The Group of Seven nations on Wednesday called for “humanitarian pauses” in fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, as their top diplomats sought to present a united front during talks in Tokyo amid growing calls for a cease-fire.

“We stress the need for urgent action to address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” the G7 ministers said in a joint statement. “All parties must allow unimpeded humanitarian support for civilians, including food, water, medical care, fuel, and shelter, and access for humanitarian workers."

The statement didn’t mention a cease-fire, only noting the necessity of humanitarian action. While the group advocated for protection of civilians and compliance with international law, no explicit condemnation of Israel’s warfare in Gaza was included in the statement.