'The conflict with Hamas is the fight for the entire civilized world, this is the worst time in the world,' Netanyahu said after meeting Sunak.
After US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Schulze, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reached Israel on Thursday (October 19) to show solidarity. During this, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the conflict with Hamas is the fight of the entire civilized world and this is the worst time for the world. Rishi Sunak said that Britain is with Israel in difficult times.
After German Chancellor Olaf Schultz and US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reached Israel on Thursday (October 19) to show solidarity. During this, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the conflict with Hamas is the fight of the entire civilized world and this is the worst time for the world.
"This is not just our fight, this is the fight of the entire civilized world. This is our worst time, this is the world's worst time. We We have to stay united and win." At the meeting, Netanyahu said the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 was aimed at derailing broader peace efforts in the region.
Britain is with Israel in difficult times – Sunak
The Israeli Prime Minister said, "We were on the verge of achieving that comprehensive peace and one reason for this action was to derail that step. This is a long fight and we will need your continued support." Sunak said Britain supports Israel's right to self-defense and the fight against Hamas, in accordance with international law. Britain is with Israel in this difficult time.
Palestinian people are also suffering from Hamas- PM Sunak
Apologizing for traveling to Israel under difficult circumstances, Sunak said, "We also recognize that the Palestinian people are also suffering from Hamas. In the last two weeks this country has gone through something that no country, any The person, least of all Israel, should not pass through." He also said that he welcomes Israel's decision to open the way to Gaza to send humanitarian aid.
Also met Israeli President Isaac Herzog
Prime Minister Sunak also met Israeli President Isaac Herzog. Herzog said that in these difficult times it is becoming clear who are Israel's true friends. He said the world needs to understand that if we do not stop Hamas and other terrorist organizations from carrying out deadly and criminal attacks, they will not stop at Israel. The two leaders also underlined the need to stop the escalation of violence in the region and the early release of the hostages.
Britain is waiting to receive report from security services
Regarding the attack on Gaza's al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital, Sunak's spokesman said that the British government is still waiting for the report from the security services. The British government will be able to express its views on this only after receiving the report. It is noteworthy that seven British citizens have died in the attack on Israel and nine are still missing.
British Foreign Minister meeting Arab leaders
British Foreign Minister James Cleverley visited Israel last week. He was in Egypt on Thursday and in the next three days he will also visit Turkey and Qatar. Britain says all these countries are vital to international efforts to maintain regional stability, free hostages and allow humanitarian access to Gaza.
Israeli tanks deployed on southern Gaza border
Hundreds of tanks were deployed near the border in southern Israel on Thursday amid fears of a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. They are awaiting approval from the top political and military leadership. Their deployment suggests that a ground attack on Hamas in Gaza could begin at any time.
Hezbollah fired rockets at Israel
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said nine rockets were fired from Lebanon, four of which were neutralized. Apart from these, many anti-tank missiles were also launched from Lebanon. In response, Israeli forces targeted Hezbollah positions in Lebanon from where the rockets were fired. Also opened fire on Hezbollah terrorist structures with tanks. The IDF also claimed to have destroyed a terrorist organization's unit that used UAVs.