Britain will “send spy planes and Royal Navy ships” to join the international effort backing Israel against Hamas.
Britain will reportedly send two ships to the eastern Mediterranean and begin surveillance flights over Israel in a major show of military support against Hamas.
Royal Fleet auxiliary ships RFA Argus and RFA Lyme Bay will be sent to the region. The times has reported.
Meanwhile, the RAF is expected to begin patrolling in the next 24 hours, during which it will monitor threats to regional stability.
It comes after the United States ordered military ships and planes to approach Israel following Saturday’s bloody attack by Hamas terrorists. So far, the attack has killed more than 1,200 Israelis.
Rishi Sunak has reiterated the UK’s strong support for Israel and the government’s “unequivocal condemnation” of Hamas terrorists.
Royal Fleet auxiliary ships RFA Argus (pictured) and RFA Lyme Bay will reportedly be sent to the region.
Tonight he vowed to “do everything in our power” to keep British Jews safe following Hamas’ attack on Israel and a rise in anti-Semitic incidents nationally.
The Prime Minister announced an additional £3 million of funding to protect schools, synagogues and other Jewish community buildings.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today reiterated America’s commitment to supporting the world’s only Jewish state while standing shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli Prime Minister.
Israeli tanks head toward the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Thursday.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also called on Germany to send ammunition for the ships, while the country’s defense minister said: “We stand by Israel.”
Berlin will allow Israel to use two of its air force’s Heron drones, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said today ahead of a NATO meeting in Brussels.
‘We will provide you with two drones that the Israelis had requested. In addition, there are first requests for ammunition for ships that we will now discuss with the Israelis,” Pistorius said.
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