The British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is on a visit to Israel to show the UK’s “unwavering solidarity” following Hamas terrorists launching a brutal attack on the country.
The British Foreign Secretary arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning who will be meeting with survivors of the Hamas attacks which took place on Saturday.
Your presence in Israel, Foreign Secretary @JamesCleverly, sends a clear message: the United Kingdom stands by Israel’s side in our darkest hour, for which we thank you. 🇬🇧🇮🇱 #HamasAttacks pic.twitter.com/kU8qNcFetl
— Tzipi Hotovely (@TzipiHotovely) October 11, 2023
The Foreign Office said in a statement, “The foreign secretary has arrived in Israel today to demonstrate the UK’s unwavering solidarity with the Israeli people following Hamas’s terrorist attacks.
“He will be meeting survivors of the attacks and senior Israeli leaders to outline UK support for Israel’s right to defend itself.”
Watch: while UK FM @JamesCleverly visits Ofakim in southern Israel, a siren goes off warning of incoming Hamas rocket fire.
This is the reality Israelis live with every day. pic.twitter.com/QF4C4tReqL
— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 11, 2023
During a visit to southern Israel video footage shows the moment Cleverly was forced to run as air raid sirens were alerted to Hamas firing rockets in the area.
Cleverly was visiting Ofakim and could be seen with other officials running for cover towards an entrance of a building which is thought to have a bomb shelter.