Britain should stop arming Israel, says former national security adviser

Lord Ricketts says further steps needed to put pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu after seven aid workers killed in Gaza

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The UK should stop arming Israel, a former national security adviser has said, after seven international aid workers were killed in Gaza in an Israeli airstrike.

Lord Ricketts, who was also the former permanent secretary at the Foreign Office, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Sometimes in conflict, you get a moment where there’s such global outrage that it crystalises a sense that things can’t go on like this.”

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