Gaza: Ceasefires

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 19 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to help ensure compliance with UN Security Council resolution S/RES/2728 (2024) on The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK welcomes UN Security Council Resolution 2728 which reflects international consensus behind the UK's position including a demand for the unconditional release of all hostages. The United Kingdom has long been calling for an immediate humanitarian pause leading to a sustainable ceasefire without a return to destruction, fighting and loss of life, as the fastest way to get hostages out and aid in. That is what this resolution calls for and why the United Kingdom voted yes on this text.

On 5th April Israel committed to significant steps to increase the amount of aid getting to Gaza, including allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid through the Port of Ashdod and the Erez checkpoint.

The UK has urged Israel to take these steps for a long time and they are welcome. We are resolved that the international community will work with Israel to see these vital changes fully implemented.

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