2 Dec 2014

Safety guaranteed for Gaza family allowed to settle in UK

A family of Palestinian children, evacuated from Gaza, has arrived to settle in the UK, following reports by Channel 4 News.


The father, British refugee Ali Dalloul, was told his children, aged 10-17, could not come to Britain after the Foreign Office got them out of Gaza during a temporary ceasefire during Israeli attacks in August.

They were left stranded in Amman in Jordan and told to fend for themselves.

But last week theĀ  FCO relented in the face threats of legal action for alleged breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Mr Dalloul and his teenage daughters and son landed at Heathrow today. He said he’s relieved his children’s ordeal is finally over and their safety from rockets, bombs and threats is now guaranteed.

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