In two separate meetings today in Ramallah with the British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Lord Tariq Ahmed, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh and Foreign Minister Riad Malki called on the United Kingdom to call for a ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza and to bring in relief and medical aid and restore water and electricity to the Gaza Strip.
“Our priority is to stop the aggression, bring in aid, treat the wounded, and work to launch a political path for a comprehensive and just solution to the Palestinian issue based on international legitimacy and United Nations resolutions and based on the Arab Peace Initiative,” Shtayyeh told the British official during their meeting in his office.
He also stressed the rejection of any partial solutions that do not include all of the Palestinian territories.
“Attempts to displace our people from the Gaza Strip are still ongoing. We reject these attempts and any calls for this, and we are making all efforts and contacts to prevent this,” he said, adding that Israel, in addition to its aggression against Gaza, continues its aggression against the Palestinian people in the West Bank by the occupation army and its settlers, killing more than 120 people since the beginning of the aggression on Gaza on October 7, and the daily incursions into the Palestinian areas, placing barriers and separating the areas from each other are, which is a reoccupation of the West Bank.
Foreign Minister Malki, in a separate meeting held with Ahmed at his office, called on the UK to act to stop the brutal Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, which is killing innocent civilians, most of them children and women, thousands injured, and displacing hundreds of thousands.
He stressed the need to work immediately to bring about a ceasefire in Gaza and secure entry of humanitarian aid into the besieged Gaza Strip.
He also called on the UK to provide the necessary protection for the Palestine mission and its staff in Britain in light of the threats against them, holding Britain fully responsible for what may happen to the ambassador and the mission crew if protection is not provided to them.