British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed unwavering support for Israel during his meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Thursday.
Sunak emphasized the UK’s solidarity with Israel and its people, reaffirming their right to self-defense and the restoration of security within their borders.
He also underscored the importance of securing the safe return of hostages.
In a televised portion of the meeting, Sunak stated, “We will stand with you in solidarity with your people and your right to defend yourself, to bring security back to your country to your people, to ensure the safe return of the hostages that have been taken.”
These remarks reflect the UK’s commitment to Israel’s security and its efforts to address ongoing challenges in the region.
Additionally, Prime Minister Sunak highlighted the significance of providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.
He acknowledged the suffering of Palestinians, noting that they have been impacted by the actions of Hamas, the governing authority in Gaza.
Sunak stressed the necessity of maintaining humanitarian access to address the pressing needs of the population in Gaza.
“Palestinians are victims of what Hamas has done,” Sunak emphasized, acknowledging the complex dynamics in the region.
He called for continued efforts to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those in need, recognizing the importance of addressing the humanitarian crisis while advocating for security and stability in the region.
This meeting between the British Prime Minister and the Israeli President underscores the UK’s commitment to supporting Israel’s right to defend itself while also recognizing the humanitarian challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza.
It reflects a diplomatic effort to address the multifaceted issues in the region and work towards a more stable and secure future for both Israelis and Palestinians.