James Sunderland questions PM on containing the conflict in Israel and Gaza

Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons following his visit to the Middle East, James Sunderland asked the PM to what extent Israeli action in Gaza can be contained from wider involvement by malign actors.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

During his visit to regional partners in the middle east last week, did the Prime Minister get any sense of the extent to which any necessary Israeli action in Gaza can and will be contained from wider involvement by malign actors?

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

It is important that this conflict does not escalate. That is why our Navy presence to stop illegal arms shipments to entities such as Hezbollah is important, as is the diplomatic engagement that we have had with leaders across the region to ensure that those who would seek to exploit this already awful situation for their own further ends are stopped, and that they hear that message in no uncertain terms from everybody.