Deploying ships and planes to the Eastern Mediterranean
The British government has announced that UK military assets will be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to support Israel and reinforce regional stability – as we do all we can to help Israel defend itself against the evil of Hamas.
- The State of Israel and the Jewish community has our unwavering support. We must be unequivocal in making sure the horrific scenes we have seen this week will not be repeated.
- That is why Britain is deploying world class military support to the eastern Mediterranean to support Israel. Maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft will begin flying over the region from today to track threats to regional stability such as the transfer of weapons to terrorist groups. Meanwhile, a Royal Navy task group will be moved to the eastern Mediterranean next week as a contingency measure to support humanitarian efforts.
- As we confront the evil of terrorism, we will work closely with international partners to ensure regional security and stability.