Israel and Sunak at loggerheads after ambassador rubbishes two-state resolution

A row flared yesterday after Israel dominated out a “two state” resolution when its struggle with Hamas in Gaza is over.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the United States condemned the remarks by Israeli ambassador to Britain Tzipi Hotovely.

Asked about Palestinians having their very own state, she stated: “Absolutely no. The world should know now the Palestinians never wanted a state next to Israel.”

Mr Sunak stated: “The two-state solution is the right outcome. Far too many innocent people have lost their lives.” Foreign Secretary David Cameron known as the ambassador’s remarks disappointing however warned towards placing “too much weight on one interview”.

Row: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Row: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
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The struggle started 10 weeks in the past when Hamas militants murdered 1,200 Israelis and took 240 hostage. Around 18,000 Palestinians have since died in Israeli reprisals, Hamas claims.

Meanwhile, as opposition to the struggle grows, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen stated combating will proceed “with or without” worldwide help “until the end, until victory, until the elimination of Hamas”. PM Benjamin Netanyahu later added: “Nothing will stop us.”

Israel stated it had arrested greater than 70 Hamas fighters at a hospital within the north of Gaza. Health officers there stated troopers stopped employees giving care, main to 2 deaths.

And at the least 27 died in in a single day strikes on buildings in Rafah, south Gaza.

The UK has stated it’s going to bar entry to Israelis chargeable for attacking Palestinians within the West Bank.