Geraint Davies MP

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Local MP calls on new Secretary of State to help broker ceasefire in the Middle East

Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West has spoken out about the current situation in the Middle East, and has called on the new Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond MP to help unite the international community to bring about a real and lasting ceasefire.  

Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West has spoken out about the current situation in the Middle East, and has called on the new Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond MP to help unite the international community to bring about a real and lasting ceasefire.

Speaking in Parliament Geraint Davies said “The Israeli bombardments are indiscriminate and lethal, almost all the casualties so far have been Palestinian civilians. They are bearing the brunt of this bloody escalation. I sincerely hope that the Israeli Government can be persuaded to stand back and that Hamas will stop firing its rockets.

“The tragic loss of civilian life in Gaza has now topped 192 - a fifth are children. I have written to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to exert whatever pressure he can to persuade the Israeli Government to stop its attacks.

“The British Government must do all it can to bring about a ceasefire and prevent further loss of life.

“The people of Israel and Palestine need an immediate ceasefire followed by a resumption of negotiations. With every dead body we get further away from the peaceful two state solution to the conflict in the Middle East that is so desperately needed.

“Many people from across Swansea from all our communities care about this crisis and are united in wanting an immediate end to this tragic loss of life”

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