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SNP Westminster chief Stephen Flynn stated his occasion has “inserted a backbone” into Labour after it shifted its stance on Gaza.

Sir Keir Starmer’s occasion known as for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” within the Israel-Hamas battle in a significant change in its place.

The Opposition occasion has tabled an modification to the SNP’s Gaza movement, to be voted on within the Commons tomorrow.

Mr Flynn stated: “We’ve been Westminster’s conscience on the brutality unfolding in Gaza. Our calls for an immediate ceasefire have been clear and consistent.

“Through Parliamentary stress we’ve inserted a spine into the Labour Party. Their assist for a direct ceasefire is welcome.”

Sir Keir, who has come under huge pressure over his stance on the war, has previously urged for a “sustainable ceasefire” but has not used the word “quick”.

Dozens of Labour MPs broke ranks three months ago to back a similar SNP motion.

In an apparent attempt to get ahead of another possible rebellion, Labour today tabled its own lengthy amendment.

A party spokesperson said: “Our modification requires a direct humanitarian ceasefire, according to our allies.

“We need the hostages released and returned. We need the fighting to stop now. We need a massive humanitarian aid programme for Gaza. And any military action in Rafah cannot go ahead.

“There must be an finish to violence on all sides. Israelis have the best to the safety that the horror of October 7 can not occur once more.

“We want the fighting to stop now. We also have to be clear on how we prevent the violence starting up again. There will be no lasting peace without a diplomatic process that delivers a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable Palestinian state.”

The movement calls on MPs to “support Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s calls for Hamas to release and return all hostages and for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, which means an immediate stop to the fighting and a ceasefire that lasts and is observed by all sides”.

Shadow overseas secretary David Lammy stated Labour had shifted due to “huge concern” about Israel’s deliberate offensive in Rafah the place greater than 1,000,000 Palestinians are sheltering and the “tremendous humanitarian catastrophe” within the territory.

The SNP’s movement is shorter and requires “an immediate ceasefire” with out among the qualification hooked up by Labour.