Up to 50 Labour MPs ready to defy Starmer to vote for ceasefire in Gaza- live
No fuel has entered Gaza since October 7, UNRWA's director says.
Up to 50 Labour MPs are set to defy Keir Starmer and vote for a ceasefire in Gaza tonight- including up to a dozen frontbenchers.
Three Labour front benchers- Azfal Khan, Paula Baker, and Yasmin Qureshi – have resigned so far, with more expected to follow.
Sir Keir has imposed a three-line whip on this evening’s vote, tabled by the SNP, which means anyone who votes against the amendment will be sacked, effective immediately.
On the other side of the aisle, Tory whips are reportedly telling MPs they will ‘lose the whip’ if they abstain; prompting huge anger from liberal Tories.
Meanwhile, IDF forces claim to have found a stash of weapons belonging to Hamas fighters stashed in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital- claims both Hamas and hospital staff have strenuously denied.
It comes as the White House was forced to deny claims the US gave the ‘green light’ for Israel to launch their raid on the Al-Shifa hospital this morning, and have urged Israel to stop launching airstrikes on hospitals in the region.