Gaza: Humanitarian Situation - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:47 pm ar 8 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Pickles Lord Pickles Ceidwadwyr 2:47, 8 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, I draw your Lordships’ attention to my entry in the register of interests. There is consensus about the urgent need to increase the flow of aid into Gaza. Equally, there is a need to ensure that the aid goes to Gazans and is not stolen at gunpoint by Hamas and its kleptocratic leadership in Qatar. Aid cannot be used to prop up Hamas’s failing leadership, nor to facilitate a future that permits Hamas to play any role in the rebuilding of Gaza. The road to peace is straightforward. Hamas must cease using civilians as human shields, surrender its arms and release the hostages. Does my noble friend the Minister agree that there can be no peace without the hostages going home? Bring them home; bring them home now.