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Rishi Sunak visits Barnet Jewish school in show of solidarity with community

The prime minister’s visit was a show of support for the Jewish community following the attacks by Hamas in southern Israel

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak talking from the stage to students at a Jewish school in Barnet
Rishi Sunak addressing students at a Jewish school in Barnet this morning – (Credit – Office of Theresa Villiers MP)

The prime minister visited a Jewish school in Barnet this morning to express his support for the Jewish community following the recent violence in southern Israel.

Rishi Sunak joined Theresa Villiers to visit the school, which is in her constituency, as a show of solidarity after the attacks by the terrorist group Hamas.

The Chipping Barnet MP said: “I welcome the Prime Minister coming to Barnet to reiterate his strong support for Israel and the Jewish community at this very difficult time,” 

“The UK Government has condemned Hamas’s horrific terrorist attack in the strongest terms, as have I.”

“The recent outbreak of antisemitic incidents is shocking and unacceptable and the Home Secretary is providing additional funding to support the work of the police and the Community Security Trust in safeguarding the Jewish community.”

“This morning, the Prime Minister and I heard immensely moving and powerful words from young people reflecting on the situation in the Middle East, expressing fear and concern for friends and family in Israel.”

“In visits and messages to synagogues and Jewish schools over the past few days, I have expressed my strong support for the right of Israel to defend itself and its citizens.”

The school has requested not to be directly named for security reasons.  


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