URGENT: The UK must demand that Israel stops its offensive into Rafah and call for a ceasefire now

Twenty-seven charities and faith organisations have written to the British Prime Minister calling on him to use the UK’s diplomatic pressure to urge Israel to change course. Call urgently on your MP to heed their warnings and prevent further catastrophe today.

Over a million people in Rafah are at grave risk. Following Israel’s ‘evacuation’ orders for areas in northern and central Gaza, many Palestinians fled to the south, to Rafah, a designated ‘safe zone’ by Israel. 1.3 million people are currently trapped in Rafah. It is one of the very few places where extremely limited humanitarian aid is able to enter the Gaza Strip. The military operation has been intensifying, with Rafah subject to the Israeli military’s increasingly intense bombardment.