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UK foreign secretary refutes Eylon Levy's aid access claims

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron has refuted several claims made by an Israeli government spokesperson about aid getting into Gaza in a letter made public on Thursday.

Eylon Levy was serving as the Israeli government’s English-language spokesperson when he responded to posts on X by Cameron and Alicia Kearns, Conservative MP and chair of the foreign affairs committee, calling for Israel to allow more aid to enter Gaza.

Among other comments, Levy wrote in a now-deleted post, “I hope you are also aware that there are NO limits on the entry of food, water, medicine or shelter equipment into Gaza, and in fact the crossings have EXCESS capacity. Test us. Send another 100 trucks a day to Kerem Shalom and we’ll get them in.”

He also wrote that Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza was closed on Saturdays at the request of the UN because undistributed aid was piling up. 

After the exchanges, Kearns wrote to Cameron, asking the foreign secretary to investigate Levy’s claims and also to contact the Israeli government and take them up on Levy’s offer.

This week, it was reported that Levy had been dismissed from his role following the spat.

Some reports suggested that the Israeli Prime Minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu, sought to dismiss Levy over his participation in protests in Israel against judicial reforms before the war.

On Thursday, in the latest chapter, Kearns has made Cameron’s response to Levy's claims public: