As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has deepened, I was selected for Foreign Office Questions today and pressed Ministers to work with our allies to force the Israeli Government to respond to the international community’s call to end the killing and allow the aid that Gaza needs, saying: 

“For months we have seen the horrifying images of children in Gaza mutilated or killed by bombing, and now we see them starving. Aid by air and sea is welcome, but it is insufficient and it is a diversion from Israel’s responsibility. Yesterday, 12 Israeli human rights organisations called out their own Government for failing to comply with the International Court of Justice ruling to facilitate access for humanitarian aid.  

Does the Minister agree that the Israeli Government should be told by the UK and our allies to unlock aid and end the killing, or face real consequences?” 

You can read the full exchange here or watch it below. 

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