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Conservative peer 'appalled' by Israeli strikes on Rafah

Conservative peer and British Secretary of State for the Commenwealth Tariq Ahmad  has said he is "appalled" by the Israeli strike on a residential apartment in Rafah, in southern Gaza.

"We must stop this fighting immediately and bring an end to this conflict," he said in a post on X.

Thirteen children and two women, all from the same family, were killed in two overnight air strikes on southern Rafah, according to Gaza hospital records.