UK PM Johnson deeply concerned about situation in Israel, Gaza


May 12, 2021


Palestinians gather at the scene where a house was hit by an Israeli air strike, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in the southern Gaza Strip May 12, 2021. Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters




LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was deeply concerned about the current hostilities in Israel and Gaza, reaffirming Britain’s support for a two-state solution.

“I’m deeply concerned by what we’re seeing,” Johnson told parliament. “We all want to see urgent de-escalation by both sides. The position of this government is … we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way forward.”

Reporting by Michael Holden | Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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