Roger welcomes Gaza ceasefire.
Roger has welcomed the ceasefire negotiated by the Egyptian Government between the Hamas led Government in Gaza and Israel. Said Roger “The carnage has left over 100 Palestinians and 5 Israelis dead and there have been no winners in this latest conflict. It was obvious that the continuing blockade of Gaza by the Israeli Government was going to result in renewed conflict and I am pleased that the ceasefire agreement specifically refers to the need to end the blockade. “
He went on “The Palestinians living in Gaza want to be able to run their lives and businesses but this was never going to be possible while Israel strangled them through the brutality of the blockade from land and sea. I very much hope that the blockade will be lifted which is what Western Governments, including the UK, have been calling for.”