Amnesty International UK Release
‘David Cameron should be direct with Benjamin Netanyahu, telling him that Gaza’s suffering is unacceptable and must end now’ - Allan Hogarth
Amnesty International is calling on UK ministers to urge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lift the blockade on Gaza when the Israeli leader makes a state visit to Britain this week.
Mr Netanyahu, who is set to meet David Cameron, other senior politicians and diplomats during his two-day visit beginning today, has defended the eight-year-long blockade of Gaza on the grounds that it prevents weapons being smuggled into the Palestinian territory. However, the crippling blockade includes bans - or severe restrictions - on the import and export of fuel, food, building materials and other essential goods into Gaza.