The events unfolding in Israel are truly horrifying. I join the UK Government in wholly condemning the terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that began on the 7th of October, and in standing resolutely with Israel as it seeks to defend itself against these atrocities.
My thoughts are with those affected, especially the families of those civilians who have been murdered.
The Prime Minister and the UK Foreign Secretary have emphasised the UK’s unequivocal support for Israel to their Israeli counterparts respectively. The Foreign Secretary also visited Israel on the 11th of October, witnessing first-hand the devastation caused by Hamas and meeting with Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to reaffirm the UK’s steadfast support. I know that close engagement with Israel will continue as the situation develops.
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