Layla Moran, the first UK MP of Palestinian descent, made a solemn announcement in the House of Commons yesterday.
She disclosed the devastating loss of a family member in Gaza amidst Israel's war on the besieged coastal enclave, attributing the tragedy to their inability to access crucial medical care.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon described it as the most challenging day in her parliamentary career.
She spoke ahead of a crucial vote on a motion urging a ceasefire in Israel's war on Gaza. And while speaking, she was interrupted by other MPs in the Commons.
In a heartfelt address, Moran shed light on the dire situation in the Gaza Strip, emphasising that her family member didn't perish from a bomb but, rather, possibly due to lack of food and dehydration.
Their health deteriorated over the past week, and they couldn't reach the necessary hospital. Layla Moran, who has consistently expressed concern for her extended family in Gaza, reiterated her support for a ceasefire and a two-state solution. She stressed that ending the suffering on both sides is paramount.