Britain is doing “every thing” doable to save lots of the as much as 10 British hostages being held by Hamasa International Workplace minister has vowed.
Andrew Mitchell mentioned the Authorities is “extraordinarily involved in regards to the destiny and the state” of the lacking Britons after six residents had been confirmed to have died within the assault on Israel.
He additionally mentioned Israel has a “ethical” accountability to permit humanitarian assist into Gaza because the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on which hopes had been pinned stays closed.
Two sisters, Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13, are among the many 10 British residents who’ve been reported as lacking after final weekend’s assault by Hamas.
Mr Mitchell mentioned he doesn’t know the place the 2 sisters or the others are however promised the Authorities is working flat out to make sure they’re discovered.
“We don’t know the place they’re and we’re considering of them on a regular basis. And naturally we’re strongly supporting the try by Israel to seek out them and launch them,” he informed BBC Breakfast.
“The British Authorities will do every thing we presumably can to get them again, as quickly as we presumably can.
“We mourn the six British hostages we all know who’ve died and we’re extraordinarily involved in regards to the destiny and the state of the opposite 10.”
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak informed the Commons on Monday that he fears a few of the lacking are lifeless as he known as for the fast launch of the round 200 hostages.
Mr Mitchell informed Sky Information: “We pray that they’re alive.”
He was unable to elaborate on the efforts to safe their launch, however insisted to LBC: “Your entire assets of the British Authorities are concerned in doing every thing we will to get our residents again.”