Boris Johnson arrives in Israel for solidarity visit and to meet IDF solidiers
Hamas member recounts Israel massacre in horrifying detail
Boris Johnson has arrived in Israel for a surprise trip, promising to express solidarity with the country one month after Hamas’ bloody terrorist attack.
In a statement this morning, Mr Johnson’s spokesman said he had teamed up with former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, “to express solidarity and support for Israel after the terrible terrorist attacks on October 7”.
The pair were photographed this morning with Danny Danon, Israel’s former representative to the UN and chairman of World Likud.
Mr Danon posted on Twitter that both Mr Johnson and Mr Morrison are “true friends of Israel”.
“On behalf of all the people of Israel, we thank you for your steadfast support.”
He detailed that the pair of past premiers will visit Israel’s Southern communities most devastatingly impacted by the October attack, and will meet Israel’s “heroic” IDF soldiers.
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Mr Morrison told Australian outlets that he’s “thankful for the opportunity to join former Prime Minister Johnson to come to Israel as a demonstration of solidarity with the people and State of Israel and the Jewish community throughout the world”.
“It is an opportunity to understand firsthand what is occurring on the ground, honour those who have been lost, show support to those who have suffered and are now engaged in this terrible conflict and discuss how to move forward.”
Writing in the Mail last week, Mr Johnson said the October 7 massacre was “among the most sickening and depraved events in all the history of human cruelty”.
He voices outrage that in just three weeks since the attack, Britain and much of the world has already “lost all moral clarity”.
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“A fog has descended. We have forgotten which way is up. We are reflexively treating Hamas and Israel as two belligerent parties in an ancient quarrel, where there are faults on both sides; and we are therefore ignoring, or minimising, what actually happened.”
“On the one side — it can never be said too often — we see Israeli Defence Forces that are trying to minimise civilian casualties.
“On the other side, Hamas terrorists who want to maximise civilian casualties, and who brag about how many Jews they have killed and maimed and raped.”
Mr Johnson also blasted broadcasters such as the BBC for refusing to call Hamas ‘terrorists’, and those taking to the streets to show their support for the Palestinians.
He accused those marching in defence of Palestine of “giving succour and encouragement to the baby-killers of Hamas”.
The former PM pledged to continue working for a two state-solution to Israel and Palestine, though wondered how Israelis can ever come to trust their neighbours to make peace work “after the catastrophic consequences of letting Hamas run Gaza”.
He concluded: “Please can we stop equating Hamas and Israel, because that ubiquitous tendency to moral equivalence is wrong; it is sick; and it is doing the terrorists’ work for them. We need to snap out of it”.
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