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Prince William: “I Want to See an End to Gaza Conflict as Soon as Possible”

Britain’s Prince, William Windsor is calling for an end to the Israel conflict in Gaza, ahead of a number of engagements to recognise the human suffering caused by the conflict in the Middle East.

“I remain deeply concerned about the terrible human cost of the conflict in the Middle East since the Hamas terrorist attack on Oct 7. Too many have been killed. 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,” William’s Office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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William’s comments according to British media outlets would be considered a significant recognition of the suffering of Palestinians caught up in the violence, especially since the UK government has faced some backlash over its ‘silence’ on the devasting crisis in Gaza.

In 2018, he was the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories of West Bank, calling for “lasting peace” in the Middle East.

This time around, he would be meeting with aid workers involved in the humanitarian efforts in Gaza and then attend a synagogue next week to hear from young people who are involved in tackling hatred and antisemitism.

Since launching its retaliatory actions against Hamas, Israel’s war in Gaza has claimed 29,000 Palestinians’ lives, according to Palestinian health authorities.

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In January, when South Africa brought charges of genocide against Israel at the UN’s top court, the ICJ ruled that Israel must ensure that the Palestinian people in Gaza are protected from acts prohibited by the convention, but it did not order a cease-fire.

However last week, the SA government again accused Israel of genocidal acts and of ignoring the ICJ orders after its military bombarded the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where 1.4 million Palestinians have sought shelter.

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