UK PM Rishi Sunak reaches Tel Aviv for talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu as tensions escalate in West Asia region

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak landed in Tel Aviv today, October 19 amid heightened tension between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Mr. Sunak reached Israel a day after the visit of US President Joe Biden. World leaders have stepped up efforts to de-escalate tensions in the West Asia region amid ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The UK Prime Minister is scheduled to hold meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog in Tel Aviv today. On landing in the country, he said that Israel is a nation in grief and that he stood with them against the evil of terrorism. Ahead of the visit, Mr Sunak said that every civilian death is a tragedy and too many lives have been lost in the war already. At least six British citizens have been killed and ten are missing as of yet.

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