The SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn has called on the government and Labour for a House of Commons vote for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza.
Flynn said that Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak “cannot just sit on their hands” while “collective punishment” takes place in Gaza which has seen more than 10,000 Palestinians killed.
Flynn said, “The SNP is clear there must be an immediate ceasefire to protect the lives of innocent civilians and to ensure vital supplies of food, fuel, medicine and water can reach the civilian population.
“There is mounting pressure on the UK Government – and all parties in the UK Parliament – to join international calls for a ceasefire.
“Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer cannot just sit on their hands while innocent men, women and children are being killed through collective punishment.
“We must all unequivocally condemn the horrific killings by Hamas, demand the release of all hostages, and call for an end to the siege on Gaza and the collective punishment of civilians.
“The UK Government, and MPs of all parties, have a moral imperative to join the international community in urgently pressing all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire – and to seek a resolution that upholds international law and protects the lives of innocent civilians.”