British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has arrived in Israel, where he will meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, his Israeli counterpart.
In the midst of the conflict, Sunak is anticipated to urge that Gaza receive humanitarian help as quickly as feasible.
Just 24 hours had passed since Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, visited and pledged $100 billion in support before the British leader arrived in Illinois.
Sunak’s visit was a component of the efforts made by international leaders to stop the conflict with Hamas from spreading to a larger area.
“I’m in Israel, a country that is grieving. I share your sorrow and will fight beside you to stop the evil that is terrorism. Today and forever,” Sunak wrote this morning on X.
Prior to traveling to other regional capitals on Friday, Obama will meet with Netanyahu on Thursday and express his condolences for the war’s civilian casualties.
Every civilian fatality is tragic, the prime minister declared before leaving. And too many people have died as a result of Hamas’ heinous act of terrorism.
Sunak had reportedly been arranging his first trip to Israel earlier this week, but he would not reveal those plans until Wednesday night.
To gain support for a peaceful solution in Israel and Gaza, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will meet with officials in Egypt, Turkey, and Qatar in the coming days.
The foreign secretary will advocate for a deal on Hamas’s hostage-taking of British nationals as well as access for aid to Gaza.