The British public is “deeply disturbed” by the suffering of the people of Gaza, Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has said. His comments are the Government’s strongest condemnation so far of the crisis in the Middle East. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Hammond said he had received thousands of emails, from a “broad swathe” of people, expressing horror at the impact of Israel’s bombardment on Gaza’s civilian population. The Government agreed that the situation in Gaza had become “simply intolerable”, he said. Full story >>
If you condemn something or someone, you say publicly that you think someone or something is bad or wrong. • The minister condemned the proposal as 'very damaging'.