Gaza: Humanitarian Situation - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:50 pm ar 8 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Pannick Lord Pannick Crossbench 2:50, 8 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, the plight of the Palestinian people in Gaza is tragic indeed, but the House needs to focus on the causes of this tragedy. Gaza has received billions of dollars, pounds and euros in aid over the past decades, but this has not been used to improve education, health or the economy of Gaza. Much of it has gone into the Swiss bank accounts of Hamas leaders, and most of it has been used to build tunnels and attack Israel. If Hamas were now to release the hostages, and if Gaza were no longer used as a military base for attacking Israel, there would be no war in Gaza.