Easington MP calls on Government to send Royal Navy to Gaza

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, as Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, as Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris is urging the Government to send the Royal Navy to Gaza after being “horrified” by events in the war-torn region.

The Labour politician is calling for Prime Minister David Cameron to send the Royal Navy hospital ship RFA Argus, currently based in Falmouth, to spearhead the humanitarian relief effort in Gaza, where a three-day ceasefire is in place.

The recent conflict has seen Israeli forces repeatedly target civilian infrastructure destroying hospitals, schools, power plants, homes and United Nations facilities housing refugees. Nearly 1,900 Palestinians have been killed and almost 10,000 injured – around 80 per cent are civilians.

 

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