Iran and Israel - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 15 April 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston Non-affiliated 6:30, 15 April 2024

My Lords, like the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, I was in Israel a couple of weeks ago, and we actually saw the RAF flight that dropped aid over northern Gaza. One of the things, as the Lord Privy Seal has mentioned, is the ability to distribute the aid that is going in. We saw that it is going in, and there is some responsibility on Hamas to allow that aid to be properly distributed. Will the noble Lord assure the House that we are taking steps such that the aid that is going in should be recognised and that the conditions of hostage release have to be associated with any negotiations of a ceasefire and further support going in?