I share the concern about the violence we have witnessed in recent weeks in Israel. My thoughts are with all those affected, especially the families of those civilians killed.
I welcome the announced ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, effective as of 21 May. This is an essential step to ending the cycle of violence and loss of civilian life, facilitate humanitarian access in and out of Gaza, and to find a durable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The UK worked actively to urge the parties to work with mediators towards an immediate ceasefire
The UK remains committed to the two-state solution as the best way to bring peace and stability to the region. I am assured that the UK will do all it can to support efforts to this end.