FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES IN ISRAEL –  James Cleverly in Israel to ‘show solidarity to Israeli people’

James Cleverly has touched down in Israel to show solidarity with the country as it suffers almost unprecedented levels of terrorist attacks from the Palestinian Hamas group.

With Israel’s defence forces counter-attacking in Gaza City, the arrival of Mr Cleverly, the first major Western politician to come to Israel since the attacks were launched over the weekend, provides a strong sign of support for Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

It follows concerns being raised about Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy attending a Labour Friends of Palestine event at his party conference in Liverpool last night.

However, Mr Lammy has echoed Mr Cleverly’s condemnation of Hamas terrorists and supported Israel’s right to self-defence.

Cleverly was seen taking shelter as a siren went off during his visit.