Leader statement: Israel – Palestine conflict

Published Thursday 12 October 2023 at 18:43

At the Executive Board meeting on Thursday 12 October, the Council Leader made a statement on the Israel – Palestine conflict, and a minute’s silence was observed.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Phil Riley, said:

We are all shocked and appalled at the awful violence that has broken out in Israel and Gaza and the loss of so many, many innocent lives.

Our hearts and prayers go to everyone affected.

The events that are unfolding – and are still unfolding – are deeply distressing and many people in the borough are personally affected and are calling for an end to all the violence and all the killings. Our borough stands in solidarity with all who want peace and we can play our part by showing restraint. We must never let the frustrations from these atrocities elsewhere spill into our streets.


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