Humanitarian Aid and Gaza
During oral questions in the House of Lords on 24th July, 2014, The Earl of Courtown asked Her Majesty’s Government, “What action they are taking to ensure that humanitarian aid is reaching Israel and Palestine?”
As part of the ensuing debate, Rabbi Sacks asked:
My Lords, at this difficult and distressing time, which is surely a source of grief to all of us, will the Minister comment on what a Government not blind to humanitarian concerns but seeking to defend their citizens from missile attack do when missiles are stored in schools, rocket launchers are placed beside hospitals, ambulances are used to transport terrorists, entrances to tunnels are set inside apartment blocks and civilians are used as human shields?
The link to the full debate can be found here.