The UK has deployed an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps said, Report informs referring to The Standart.

He will discuss options to provide civilians in the Gaza Strip with more humanitarian aid, how the UK can support the Palestinian Authority and efforts to prevent further escalation in the Middle East.

“We are working to find the best way to get aid and support to those in desperate need in the quickest and most direct route. That includes options by land, sea and air.

“We have deployed an extra 1,000 military personnel in the Middle East and our forces are there to support the humanitarian aid effort and help in stabilizing the area.

“The events of October 7 horrified the world and I personally want to offer my support and condolences to Israel and its people.