Home Business News Sunak demands an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as this ‘terrible conflict must end’

Sunak demands an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as this ‘terrible conflict must end’

9th Apr 24 4:09 pm

The Prime Minister said that he is “shocked” by the “bloodshed” in Gaza and has demanded an immediate ceasefire.

Rish Sunak said that the UK is “appalled” over the killing of the three British heroes in an Israeli air strike.

Whilst delivering vital aid in Gaza John Chapman, 57, James Henderson, 33, and James Kirby were brutally killed by the IDF in an air strike.

In paying tribute to the three British aid workers, Sunak told The Sun last week, they were “brave Brits.”

The Prime Minister said, “It’s an awful, awful tragedy.

Read more related news:

Iran blames US for strike which killed Iranian general and ‘Israeli’s overseas could be targeted’

Three British aid workers confirmed dead after Israeli strike in Gaza

Iran ‘will be’ hit with an ‘E-bomb’ as Tehran warns Israel’s embassies are ‘no longer safe’

Jerusalem warns they will bomb nuclear sites in Iran if they attack Israel

“To think these were brave Brits who were risking their lives to bring aid to people in need in Gaza… to have lost their lives in these circumstances is a tragedy. My thoughts obviously are with their families.”

Sunak told the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “This terrible conflict must end.”

He said, “The whole of the UK is shocked by the bloodshed, and appalled by the killing of brave British heroes who were bringing food to those in need.”

Sunak added, “Today marks six months since the terrorist outrage of 7th October – the most appalling attack in Israel’s history, the worst loss of Jewish life since the Second World War. Six months later, Israeli wounds are still unhealed. Families still mourn and hostages are still held by Hamas.

“And after six months of war in Gaza, the toll on civilians continues to grow – hunger, desperation, loss of life on an awful scale.”

He stressed, “We continue to stand by Israel’s right to defeat the threat from Hamas terrorists and defend their security.”

However, he added, “The children of Gaza need a humanitarian pause immediately, leading to a long-term, sustainable ceasefire. That is the fastest way to get hostages out and aid in, and to stop the fighting and loss of life.

“For the good of both Israelis and Palestinians – who all deserve to live in peace, dignity and security – that is what we will keep working to achieve.”

Sunak warned the situation in Gaza is becoming “increasingly intolerable” and he called for an increase in aid.

Last week the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday that the deaths of the three aid workers is “outrageous and unacceptable.”

Sir Keir said, “It is not the first time aid workers have come under fire in Israel’s campaign. International law must be upheld and humanitarian workers must be protected so that they can deliver the aid that is so desperately needed.

“This war must stop now. Far too many innocent people have died in this conflict and more than a million are facing starvation.

“Labour repeats our call for an immediate ceasefire, the immediate release of all hostages and full humanitarian access into Gaza.”

Leave a Comment

You may also like


Sign up to our daily news alerts

[ms-form id=1]