16 Oct 2023

Israel-Hamas conflict dominates Commons as MPs return to parliament

Political Editor

The Prime Minister has confirmed that at least six British citizens were killed in Hamas’s attack on Israel. Rishi Sunak told MPs that a further ten Britons are missing. Among them are reportedly two teenage sisters, feared kidnapped by Hamas, who also killed their mother.

Hamas was condemned by MPs on all sides of the Commons – while some MPs accused Israel of breaking international law by harming civilians in Gaza as it retaliates.