Rishi Sunak tells UK Jewish community: 'I am with you' after Hamas terrorist attack

The Prime Minister also said he would work to make sure UK Jews felt safe


Rishi Sunak has pledged to the UK's Jewish community that his Government is taking the "necessary steps" to protect them after the Hamas terror attack. 

The Prime Minister, in an address to a forum on resilience to global threats, will tell Jewish people in the UK: "I am with you."

At least 700 Israeli's have been killed after Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on the Jewish state from Gaza in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

In an address at the Future Resilience Forum, Sunak said: "Last night, we flew the Israeli flag over Number 10 to show our solidarity with the people of Israel and our utter condemnation of the horrific violence that Hamas unleashed over the weekend.

"On Saturday morning, terrorists crossed into Israel intent on murder and kidnap. Whole families were killed. Women, children and the elderly were taken hostage.

"Innocent teenagers at a festival of peace were gunned down in cold blood and the sickening evidence posted online.

"It is inhuman - and it will not stand. Terrorism will not prevail."

He added: "Israel has the absolute right to defend itself and to deter further incursions.

"We are working with the Israeli authorities to support them and we're doing everything possible to support British citizens who were caught up in the attacks and the families of those who perished.

"I also want to say a word to Jewish communities here at home: I am with you. And we are taking the necessary steps to ensure that you feel safe."

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