An MP from East Lancashire has voiced their views on the recent Israeli strike on Rafah, stating 'these atrocities cannot be allowed to continue'.

Yesterday evening (Sunday, May 26) at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in the most recent Israeli strike on Rafah in the Tal al-Sultan area of Gaza.

Israel said it hit a Hamas installation and killed two senior militants from the terrorist group which controls the Gaza Strip.

Labour MP for Blackburn, Kate Hollern, said the attack occurred days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah.

The International Court of Justice is the UN's top court which issued the ruling, ordering Israel to 'immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah'.

Thousands of citizens fled to the refugee camp at Rafah following Israel's bombing and subsequent ground invasion of Gaza City, in response to the terrorist attack by Hamas which killed hundreds of Israelis on October 7.

Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Kate Hollern posted: "Days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah, I am horrified by the devastating events of last night.

"There are many MPs, including myself, who have repeatedly called for an immediate and permanent ceasefire, the suspension of arms sales to Israel, and the imposition of sanctions since October 2023.

"If the UK Government has any compassion at all, this must now be a turning point.

"The inevitable consequences of such an offensive in a recognised safe zone emphasise the need for a much stronger UK position.

"These atrocities cannot be allowed to continue whilst the world looks on.

"We need urgent action now."

Ms Hollern's statement follows Labour leader Keir Starmer saying action in Rafah needs to stop.

Asked what he would tell Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu if he were prime minister, the Labour leader said: “Stop.

“Those scenes, those reports, are horrifying and what makes it worse was this was a safe zone with women and children and families that have already fled a number of times.

“It’s horrifying to see that. I’ve been saying for some time the Rafah offensive should not take place.”

He added: “I was shocked by what I saw overnight, I think any human being would be shocked by what they saw. It’s got to stop.”