The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunakhas gone to Jerusalem to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahuto whom he thanked him for approving the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza from Egypt. He has also announced that his Government will increase its assistance to the region.
In a joint statement with Netanyahu, Sunak said he welcomed “his decision yesterday toand ensure the opening of routes of humanitarian aid to Gaza.” “I am glad that you have made that decision, we will support it, we will increase our assistance to the region and we will try get more support for people as fast as we can“, has added.
These statements come shortly after the announcement last night by the president of the United States, Joe Biden, after his trip to Israel, which he had agreed with Netanyahu and the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, lThe delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza through the Rafah crossing, the only one controlled by Hamas that connects with Egypt.
For his part, the Israeli president, Isaac Herzog, has also met with Sunak, in a meeting in which the British showed “your sincere hope that further progress can be made in the delivery of crucial food, water and medicines“.
In the statement issued by the British Government, it was highlighted that Sunak and Herzog “agreed on the importance of obtaining humanitarian support urgent for ordinary Palestinians and Gaza currents who are also suffering“.
During his speech alongside Netanyahu, the British leader emphasized that his Executive “rabsolutely backs Israel’s right to defend itself in line with international law“. Regarding the Hamas hostages, among whom are British citizens, he thanked Israel for its efforts to secure their release and acknowledged that There is cooperation between both Governments for this purpose.
Netanyahu, for his part, thanked Sunak sending British troops to the region and his presence today in Jerusalem in the context of the war with the Gaza militias, something that, he said, represents “a strong message of support” for Israel.