Boris Johnson quickly defended football a few weeks ago – Middle East conflict needs the same urgency

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Wednesday 19 May 2021 18:19
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<p>Palestinians check the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip </p>

Palestinians check the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

International law is consistently broken in the Middle East and the UK has a duty to stand up for basic human rights. This is about humanity. You don’t need faith to care for victims in the Israel-Palestine conflict, you just need to be human.

The UK was quick to rally in its defence of our national sport a few weeks ago – indeed legislation was mooted to address the issue by Boris Johnson. The same urgency needs to be shown now to stop the atrocities of the past week. The world needs to stand up for humanity and to uphold international law.

Yasmin Ataullah

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