Minister Cameron: Great Britain's support for Israel is not unconditional

British Foreign Minister David Cameron wrote in a column for today's column of the Sunday Times newspaper that his country's support for Israel will depend on how much it respects international humanitarian law, Reuters reports

by Sededin Dedovic
Minister Cameron: Great Britain's support for Israel is not unconditional
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The British Foreign Minister, David Cameron, today expressed his views on the situation in Gaza in a column for the Sunday Times. He emphasized that Great Britain's support for Israel is not unconditional and will be conditioned by respect for international humanitarian law.

The statement comes after a recent Israeli airstrike killed seven aid workers, including three British nationals. For years, the British government has been a strong ally of Israel in the conflict with Hamas. However, Cameron pointed out that in the last few months he has hardened his stance due to the worsening humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

He warned of the risk of mass starvation if Israel does not allow the passage of more humanitarian aid to this enclave. Tensions have been further heightened by demands from the public and human rights organizations that the British government release the latest legal assessments of Israel's actions in the Gaza war.

This could have a significant impact on British arms exports to Israel, as the ratings could lead to a review or even suspension of these exports. Cameron's column highlights the importance of respecting international law in conflict management.

He emphasized that the protection of civilians is crucial, as is the provision of humanitarian aid to the vulnerable population. At the same time, he did not fail to emphasize that Great Britain supports Israel's right to security and defense, but that these rights must be harmonized with moral and legal principles.

This is not the first time that Great Britain has expressed concern about the situation in Gaza. However, Cameron's words suggest that the British government's position could change significantly in light of recent events and growing concerns from the international community.

While support for Israel has traditionally been strong by Britain, a growing number of people are now raising questions about the morality and legality of the Israeli government's actions in the Gaza Strip. In addition, Cameron emphasized that Great Britain will work with international partners to ensure that humanitarian aid is delivered to those who need it most in Gaza.

Cameron's words can definitely be interpreted as a call to Israel to reconsider its actions and to take steps to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.