UK’s Sunak reaffirms support for Israel in call with Netanyahu

(Reuters) – UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening to reaffirm the country’s support for Israel following Hamas’ attack, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Thursday.

The leaders discussed Israel’s response against Hamas in Gaza and Sunak confirmed the UK had authorised the sending of a significant support package to the region, including RAF surveillance aircraft, two Royal Navy ships, and three Merlin helicopters.

(Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)