The agenda for the meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday has been made public.
Sunak travelled to Israel to meet with Netanyahu over the current conflict between Israel and the terrorist organisation Hamas in Palestine.
Sunak gave Netanyahu the reassurance that Britain supports Israel and wants Israel to win the fight against Hamas during their meeting in Tel Aviv.
Remember that Israel declared a few days ago that it had launched an aggressive ground campaign into Gaza with the goal of apprehending Hamas terrorists operating in the area?
In a conversation with Netanyahu today, Sunak restated that the UK fully supported Israel’s legal authority to “go after Hamas terrorists,” as guaranteed by international law.
Nonetheless, the prime minister of Britain said that Israel’s decision to send some humanitarian aid into Gaza from Egypt is welcome and that the Palestinian people are also victims of Hamas.
“I’m really sad to be here under such awful conditions.
This nation has witnessed things over the past two weeks that no nation or people should ever have to go through, least of all Israel, which he claimed had endured “violence and terrorism every day of its existence.”
In a video released by BBC News, Sunak was heard saying to Netanyahu, “I want to share the deep condolences of the British people and stress that we absolutely support Israel’s right to defend itself in line with the international law, to go after Hamas, to take back hostages… and to strengthen your security for the long term.”
“I am aware that, in stark contrast to the Hamas militants, you are doing everything in your power to protect people and keep them hidden in their houses.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to your government for providing support to the families of British nationals involved in this tragedy, as well as for your efforts in securing the release of the released hostages.
“I am confident that we will keep working together, especially in regards to the British citizens who were implicated.
“Let me also add that we have witnessed some very shocking incidents in the last several days, especially at the hospital.
The British prime minister remarked, “We mourn the loss of every innocent life – civilians of every faith and every nationality who have been killed.”
Sunak continued, saying, “We acknowledge that the Palestinian people are also victims of Hamas, which is why I applaud your decision from yesterday to guarantee that the entry route into Gaza will be opened for aid workers to enter.
I’m happy you took that course of action.
We’ll be there for you.
We intend to augment our aid to the area and expeditiously procure additional support for the populace.
Finally, let me say that I’m honoured to be standing here with you as a friend.
We wish you the best of luck and will stand in solidarity with you and your people.