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Ceasefire was welcomed by PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed Israel’s announcement of a ceasefire to end the 11-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

The move came hours after the UK Government pledged to provide a £3.2 million aid package for civilians under attack in the region.

Following news that the Israeli security cabinet has approved an end to the campaign, Mr Johnson tweeted a call for leaders in the region to “find a durable solution” that “prevents terrorism, ends the cycle of violence and delivers a sustainable and just peace”.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also welcomed the announcement, adding: “The UK welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, an important step to ending the cycle of violence and loss of civilian life.

“Hamas must end all attacks on Israel. It is also now important for Israel to facilitate rapid humanitarian access in and out of Gaza.”

Chronicle Live – Sunderland