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UK’s Prince William: ‘Too many’ have been killed in Gaza war


Britain’s Prince William called on Tuesday for an end to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, saying the “sheer scale of human suffering” had brought home the need for peace in an enclave “where too many have been killed”.
In an unusually direct intervention for a member of the royal family, William, the heir to the British throne, said it was critical that aid got through to those sheltering in Gaza, and that Hamas must release hostages.
“I remain deeply concerned about the terrible human cost of the conflict in the Middle East since the Hamas terrorist attack (on Israel) on 7 October. Too many have been killed,” William said in a statement.
In 2018, William became the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and occupied Palestinian territory, and since then, he has followed the region closely, his office said.
In response to Prince William, Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy said: “Israelis of course want to see an end to the fighting as soon as possible, and that will be possible once the 134 hostages are released, and once the Hamas terror army threatening to repeat the October 7 atrocities is dismantled.

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