Israel’s Gaza action has bordered on reckless, says ex-MI6 chief

Alex Younger’s claim that insufficient care is being paid to collateral risks comes as UK is urged to suspend arms sales to Israel

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Israel’s actions in Gaza have “bordered on the reckless”, a former head of MI6 has said, amid pressure on the UK government to stop arms sales.

Alex Younger, who led the Secret Intelligence Service between 2014 and 2020, said it was “hard not to conclude that insufficient care is being paid to the collateral risks of these operations, one way or another”.

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