Sir Gavin Williamson has condemned the terrorist attacks on Israel this weekend and hopes for the safe return of those still missing.
Sir Gavin has spoken out about his horror concerning the events of the weekend in Israel, where more than 260 young festival goers were cut down by Palestinian terrorists on hand gliders. In total across the Southern region of Israel, more than 700 were killed in Saturday’s deadly attack. Sir Gavin has lent his full endorsement to the statement given by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, concurring that reinforcement be proffered to the Israeli military to combat unlawful terrorist organisations, and standing by the decision to support Israel’s self-defence measures. There are still six to eight areas in Israel struggling against the influx of Palestinian terrorists, and an international effort to quell the bloodshed in the Middle East has to be a priority for all.
These developments have reenforced Sir Gavin’s stance on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, an organisation which he petitioned the Foreign Secretary to proscribe in September. The group has unashamedly and publicly furnished Hamas with funds and weaponry, alongside another Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad. This is further proof that the group operates unlawfully and has undoubtedly contributed to the horrors endured by Israeli citizens on Saturday. Sir Gavin therefore intends to reiterate his condemnation of the IRGC and continues to campaign for the group’s classification as a terrorist organisation.
Sir Gavin said: “I’m horrified and outraged by Hamas’ ambush of Israeli settlements near Gaza this weekend and want to stress my utter condemnation for the activities of this and any other terrorist group. I’m supportive of the Israeli response to stifle terrorist cells in Gaza, which I hope will restore the state of peace negotiations that had previously been so promising. Our two nations have long had a mutually supportive partnership, and the time is now for Britain to do what she can.”