To show support for the Jewish State during its conflict with Hamas terrorists, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrived in Israel on Thursday morning.
I am in Israel, a nation in pain,” Sunak wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Thursday morning. I share your sorrow and will fight beside you to stop the evil that is terrorism, both now and always. He added the Hebrew word “solidariyut,” which means “solidarity,” at the end of his message.
Downing Street says Sunak will also travel to “a number of other regional capitals,” but it doesn’t elaborate.
According to a statement from the prime minister’s office, “Sunak will also stress that any civilian death is a tragedy and tell fellow leaders that, as an international community, we must not let Hamas’ barbaric terrorism and disregard for human life become a catalyst for further escalation of conflict in the region.”
The “attack” on a hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday night, according to Sunaks, was “a watershed moment for leaders in the region and across the world to come together to avoid further dangerous escalation of conflict.”
He continued, “I’ll make sure the UK is leading this effort.
James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, will be in Egypt, Turkey, and Qatar, while Sunak is in Israel. On Wednesday in Washington, Defense Secretary Grant Shapps met with his American colleague Lloyd Austin “to coordinate our response to the crisis,” according to the statement.
Following the horrific Hamas attacks that left more than 1,300 people dead, mostly civilians, the British government vowed to defend Israel and said that the UK will raise its humanitarian aid to the Palestinians by a third, or an additional £10 million pounds ($12 million).
Prior to their meeting, Sunak paid a visit to President Herzog at his residence in Jerusalem. Sunak will later meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the relatives of those who were abducted by Hamas.