We are concerned by the recent violence in Gaza, and call on all parties to restore order to the streets. There is a pressing need to re-open Gaza’s crossings for people and goods.
We remain concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza. During 2007, the UK gave over £31 million in aid to the Palestinians. In December, we pledged $500 million over the next three years, and we were pleased at the response of the governments that attended the post-Annapolis Donors’ Conference in Paris before Christmas when $7 billion was pledged.