Premier of Scotland, Humza Yousaf: Scotland will welcome refugees from Palestine

"Scotland is prepared to be the first country in the UK to provide safety and refuge to those affected by these tragic events"

by Sead Dedovic
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Premier of Scotland, Humza Yousaf: Scotland will welcome refugees from Palestine
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Premier of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, Offers Support for Palestinian Refugees from Gaza. Humza Yousaf has often emphasized until now how important it is to help Palestine in these difficult times. Nevertheless, Yousaf did not forget to criticize the moves of Hamas, which will obviously do more harm to its people than to make something good out of everything.

During a Scottish National Party (SNP) conference, Premier Humza Yousaf expressed Scotland's readiness to welcome Palestinian refugees from Gaza. He called on the UK government to take two immediate steps, stating, "Firstly, they should initiate efforts to create conditions for the resettlement of refugees from Gaza who wish to leave and can do so.

When they take this action, Scotland is prepared to be the first country in the UK to provide safety and refuge to those affected by these tragic events." This is a really commendable move by Yousuf and Scotland, which is ready to be of great help to the Palestinians.

Yousaf underscored Scotland's willingness to assist, saying, "Our hospitals will provide care to injured individuals in Gaza wherever possible."

Yousaf reacts to Hamas attacks

On October 16, Yousaf mentioned that his wife's parents reside in Gaza and are facing urgent shortages of food and drinking water, putting their lives at risk if they cannot leave soon.

Yousaf, the first Muslim leader of a Western European country in modern times, affirmed Israel's right to self-defense and expressed full sympathy for the victims of Hamas. He recently visited a synagogue in Scotland to offer condolences to a Jewish family whose relative passed away in Israel, telling them, "Your sorrow is my sorrow." Nonetheless, he criticized Israel for imposing what he considers an unlawful form of collective punishment and questioned the British government's strong support for Israel immediately following the attack without scrutinizing its response.

Yousaf stated, "Collective punishment is undoubtedly a breach of international law. It's perplexing why there is debate on this matter. There are rules of engagement."

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