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Israel-Gaza: Prince William wants an "end to the fighting" soon


Prince William, the heir to the British monarchy, issued a rare political remark on Tuesday, urging for a cessation of the conflict in Gaza, which has resulted in an estimated 30,000 deaths.


William plans to meet with humanitarian relief providers in Gaza and visit a synagogue later this month. He expressed his serious worry over the high human casualties in the Middle East conflict, stating that too many people had been killed.

The statement advocates for prompt cessation of hostilities in Gaza to address the urgent humanitarian needs and secure the release of hostages held by Hamas.


As announced by Kensington PalacePrince William will make multiple visits in the upcoming weeks to learn more about the human consequences of the Middle Eastern crisis. On Tuesday, he visited the Red Cross in London.

The prince's remarks were made several months after King Charles advocated for peaceful cooperation among other religions while addressing the tragic casualties in the Israel-Hamas conflict.


The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom describes Israel and the U.K. as "firm friends and natural allies" on its website.


In recent years, Prince William and his brother have made exceptions to the royal family's tradition of avoiding political pronouncements and involvement in international conflicts. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton expressed solidarity with Ukraine in 2022 after Russia's invasion, stating that they support the President and the people of Ukraine in their courageous struggle for the future. In 2019, William sparked controversy by inquiring English farmers about their concerns on Brexit before the United Kingdom departed from the European Union in January 2020. In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who had moved to the United States and reduced their royal responsibilities, urged Americans to participate in what they described as the most crucial election of their generation. Queen Elizabeth, who reigned for over 70 years until her passing in 2022, earned the epithet "Elizabeth the Silent" due to her frequent political involvement.


Prince William made his remarks following the United States proposal of a United Nations Security Council resolution urging an immediate temporary truce in the Gaza conflict. Notably, the U.S. has previously refrained from advocating for a ceasefire at the UN. The resolution cautioned against Israel's intention to assault the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where 1.3 million individuals have been forced to leave due to previous conflicts in the Gaza Strip. President Joe Biden emphasised the necessity of a "temporary ceasefire" until the hostages still detained by Hamas are freed.


Twenty-nine thousand and ninety-two. The Gaza Health Ministry, administered by Hamas, reported the number of Palestinians dead in the Israel-Hamas conflict on Monday. Another 1,200 Israelis lost their lives, and another 240 were captured during the October Hamas assault.

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