UK to hold emergency response meeting on Israel-Gaza strategy

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Britain will convene a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency response committee on Thursday to consider its strategy and approach towards Gaza and the Israeli-Hamas conflict, Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden told Times Radio.

Britain is pushing for a humanitarian pause to the conflict, and for Britons in Gaza to be able to leave safely.

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“We will discuss the hostages and we’ll discuss the wider situation in the region and we will also discuss ... securing humanitarian aid,” Dowden, who will chair the meeting, said in a separate interview with Sky News.

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