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British forces in Cyprus continue to support the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, a spokesman for the UK Ministry of Defense said in a written statement on Sunday, after the protest held this morning by civilians outside the British Cape Base.

The spokesman said no Royal Air Force (RAF) flights to Israel yet it has not carried any lethal cargo.

“We are focused on getting significantly more aid to Gaza and have doubled UK humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people to 60 million pounds,” he added

He further noted that last week the RFA Lyme Bay vessel, in support of British forces in Cyprus, delivered 87 tonnes of British and Cypriot aid strong>to Egypt to reach the people of Gaza.

It also reports that four RAF aircraft have delivered another 74 tonnes of humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians via Egypt.

The statement recalls that the The UK continues to call for immediate, unimpeded and safe humanitarian access so that life-saving aid can reach civilians in Gaza.

It added that in response to a direct request by the Israeli Armed Forces, the UK has provided medical equipment, including defibrillators and emergency blankets. “This is in line with our approach to providing life-saving medical supplies in response to requests from other Governments around the world,” it said.

It is further noted that the UK respects and supports the right to peaceful protest and that “British forces in Cyprus are a force for good in the region and play a vital role in supporting humanitarian and disaster relief operations”.

It is also reported that this latest humanitarian aid operation follows the recent support of British forces in Cyprus, “together with our partners in the Republic of Cyprus to provide relief to those affected by the tragic earthquake in Turkey and Syria and to help transport about 2,450 people to safety during evacuation from Sudan“.

Source: www.philenews.com

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