February 24, 2024

The UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps has strongly defended Israel’s military campaign, stating that Great Britain would not be told to stop pursuing terrorists who attacked the country. Shapps expressed support for Israel at a time when many in Europe are calling for a ceasefire due to the high death toll in the conflict. He compared Israel’s actions to those taken by Britain and America in wartime, emphasizing the need to consider the broader context of military operations. Shapps called for Hamas to stop using civilians as human shields and release the hostages it seized, including British citizens. He stressed that Great Britain should stand with Israel in its fight against Hamas.