Rishi Sunak says his 'heart aches' for the people of Israel

Visiting a school in north London, the Prime Minister signed a condolence message to the Jewish community


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has visited a north London Jewish school to pay his respects to Israelis killed by Hamas and to reassure the Jewish community of his government's continued support.

At the school this morning, Sunak signed a condolence message to Israel, saying "my heart aches for the people of Israel, we will stand with Israel and the Jewish community in the UK not just today, not just tomorrow, but always."

The PM also addressed the assembly at the school and met a group of sixth formers as well as Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers.

Speaking at the school, the prime minister said: "I'm determined to ensure that our Jewish community is able to feel safe on our streets, that there is no place in our society for antisemitism and we will do everything we can to stamp it out and where it happens"

He also added that he'd increased government funding to the CST and said that police were given all powers necessary to stamp out hate and reiterated that anyone found supporting Hamas would be subject to the full force of the law.

Currently, at least 17 British nationals are dead or missing in the aftermath of last week's Hamas terror attacks and foreign secretary James Cleverly has said he believes there could be up to 10 British hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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