Sunak threatens Netanyahu by declaring Israel a state violating international law


On Wednesday, that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak informed his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, that London may be forced to declare Israel a “state violating” international humanitarian law, against the backdrop of the martyrdom of 7 aid workers working within the “Global Central Kitchen” organization in the Gaza Strip.

This came during a phone call between them, on Tuesday evening.

The British prime minister told Netanyahu, “The damage to aid workers is unbearable… I understand that your policy is to allow humanitarian aid to pass as much as is required, but in reality, that isn’t happening”.

Sunak added, “Britain supports the elimination of Hamas, but not at the expense of a humanitarian catastrophe… Without increased aid, we may be forced to declare Israel a violator of international humanitarian law… This isn’t good for us or for you”.

For his part, Netanyahu responded to Sunak, by saying, “In the coming days, you will actually see an increase in humanitarian aid, and we are working on a large-scale aid program”.

Sunak urged Netanyahu during the call to allow Britain to verify the status of Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

Netanyahu responded by saying, “It’s difficult to allow visits, and our kidnappers are suffering atrocities, but I’ll look into the matter”.

Netanyahu expressed to the British Prime Minister his regret over the killing of aid workers, but he defended Israeli interests within the framework of the war.

On Monday evening, the Israeli army targeted, through an air strike, a convoy of the non-governmental organization, “Global Central Kitchen” organization in the city of Deir al Balah in the central Gaza Strip, resulting in the death of 7 people holding the nationalities of Australia, Poland, Britain, the United States, Canada, and Palestine.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged his country’s responsibility for this bombing, but claimed that it was an “unintentional targeting,” while the Israeli army said that it had opened an “in-depth investigation into the incident through the highest ranks of the army to understand all its circumstances”.

Following the incident, World Central Kitchen announced, on Tuesday, the suspension of its operations to transport humanitarian aid in Gaza, expressing its feeling of “shock” at the killing of 7 members of its team in an Israeli army raid on Gaza.

Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip with US support, leaving tens of thousands of civilian victims, most of them children and women, a humanitarian catastrophe and massive destruction, which led to Israel appear before the International Court of Justice on charges of genocide.

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