Sunderland calls for restraint and objective leadership on Israel and Gaza

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Israel and Gaza, James Sunderland calls for restraint and objective leadership so that humanitarian support can be provided to Gaza, Hamas defeated and hostages returned home.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

Given the appalling terrorist atrocities and wider events of the past 10 days, not to mention the division we are now seeing in our streets, does the Prime Minister agree that it is time for cool heads, dialling down the rhetoric, restraint and objective leadership right across the political community, with a view to providing humanitarian support in Gaza, defeating Hamas and bringing people home?

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

Those are all the right objectives, and we are working on all three, particularly working with regional partners to de-escalate violence, but also bringing humanitarian support to the region and thinking about a brighter future where people can live peacefully and securely side by side.