Prince William says 'too many' have been killed in Gaza conflict

Prince William says 'too many' have been killed in Gaza conflict

By abc.net.au
Wednesday 21/02/2024
Prince William is expected to carry out a number of engagements to recognise the human suffering caused by the Israel-Gaza war. (Reuters: Shannon Stapleton)

Prince William has called for an end to the fighting in Gaza, where he says "too many people" had been killed in the conflict.

Political interventions by members of the royal family are unusual, but William is due to carry out a number of engagements to recognise the human suffering caused by the Israel-Gaza war on Tuesday.

His office has also said he will draw attention to the global rise in anti-Semitism.

"I remain deeply concerned about the terrible human cost of the conflict in the Middle East since the Hamas terrorist attack on 7 October. Too many have been killed," William said.

"I, like so many others, want to see an end to the fighting as soon as possible. There is a desperate need for increased humanitarian support to Gaza. It's critical that aid gets in and the hostages are released."

Hamas took 253 hostages back to Gaza after carrying out the terrorist attack on southern Israel that killed at least 1,200 people.

Since October 7, the Israeli military response has resulted in the deaths of more than 29,000 Palestinians, according to Palestinian health authorities.

In 2018, William became the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which comprises Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Next week he will visit a synagogue to hear from young people who are involved in tackling hatred and anti-Semitism as part of his engagement schedule.

In October, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said King Charles was "appalled by and condemns the barbaric acts of terrorism in Israel".

By Reuters

Original article link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-21/prince-william-calls-for-end-to-fighting-in-gaza/103491774

FEATURE NEWS
No decision made to remove the International Women’s Association from CWM – Dr Lalabalavu
Health Minister, Doctor Atonio Lalabalavu says there has been no decision made to remove the International Women’s Association, and they welcome any...
4 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
FCCC demands cease of conditional sale of Coca-Cola Games ticket
A formal demand notice has been issued by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to the Fiji Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association to ...
4 hours ago

Couple busted for methamphetamine in Nabua
A couple has been arrested and busted in Munda Lane, Nabua for allegedly being involved in the distribution and sale of methamphetamine weighing more ...
4 hours ago

FCCC to begin market inquiry in the grocery sector
The Fijian Competition Consumer Commission will undertake a market inquiry into the pricing practice of the entire industry, which will commence on ...
6 hours ago

ABV provides targeting training for small business entrepreneurs to boost their business
In a bid to bring strong business skills from Australia to Fiji to help small business entrepreneurs, the THRIVE Program provides targeting training ...
6 hours ago

28-year-old man dies in Tabia accident this morning
A 28-year-old man has died in an accident at Tabia in Labasa this morning. Police say the man was driving along the Labasa to Seaqaqa Road at ...
6 hours ago



fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
yb
IN DEPTH
SODELPA Management Board instructs Gavoka to hand over Education portfolio to Radrodro
The SODELPA Management Board has now asked SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Viliame Gavoka to relinquish his Education ...
12 hours ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho's Acquittal Appeal
Coverage on the appeal filed by Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku against the acquittal of the former Prime Minister Voreqe ...
15 days ago

National Program Manager for Fiji 7s, Gareth Baber appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
Gareth Baber appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan to share his plans heading into the preparations for the upcoming tournaments ...
16 days ago

TOP