British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said at least six UK citizens were killed in Hamas attacks on Israel nine days ago, characterizing the incident as a “massacre”.
“We have to call it by its name. It was a massacre. The brutal nature of these attacks has proved difficult to identify many of the dead, but it is with a heavy heart that I can inform the House (Commons) that at least six British citizens have been killed and ten are missing, some of whom I fear will be among the dead,” said Rishi Sunak.
The British government is increasing its aid to the Palestinian people by a third, with 10 million pounds ($12.18 million) in support, he said.
“We are increasing our aid by a third with an additional 10 million pounds of support. A serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding and we must respond to it,” Rishi Sunak told lawmakers, adding, “We must support the Palestinian people because they are suffering. Hamas too.”
Earlier, Rishi Sunak condemned some incidents at pro-Palestinian rallies in Britain as “simply unacceptable”.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in our society and we will do everything we can to eradicate it. Where it occurs, it will be met with the full force of the law,” Rishi Sunak said. Jewish School in London.
“They’ve made a number of arrests, but they’re now reviewing the footage of some of the things that many people have seen, which are simply unacceptable, and they can make more arrests,” he said.
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