British aid charities urge condemnation of Gaza siege

The Guardian November 19, 2023, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: British aid charities urge Rishi Sunak to condemn Israel's siege in Gaza at a global food summit, citing 2 million people going hungry and 1 million children at risk of starvation. The UK is urged to speak out as the guardian of a UN resolution forbidding starvation as a "weapon of war." The summit aims to address food productivity and distribution in impoverished countries. Critics claim the UK's stance damages its standing. Arab states disagree on condemning Hamas but unite in criticizing Israel's response. Tariq Ahmad emphasizes Israel's obligations to international law and the need to minimize harm to civilians.

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