Slough’s MP challenged the foreign secretary James Cleverly in the House of Commons on Wednesday over aid to Gaza.

During an urgent question opened by shadow foreign secretary David Lammy, Tan Dhesi asked Mr Cleverly on how peace can be brought to the region and humanitarian aid delivered.

Hamas’ attacks against Israel on October 7, in which hundreds of Israeli civilians were killed, saw a major escalation of conflict - with the Gaza Strip remaining under siege.

Mr Dhesi said: “After all the decades of suffering, injustice and occupation endured by the Palestinian people, this terrorism and the scenes of death and destruction at Al-Ahli Arab Hospital are truly heart-wrenching.

“Those responsible must be held to account, international law must be adhered to and there should be no collective punishment of the Palestinian people.

“Will the Secretary of State advise the House how he feels peace can be obtained, and of his efforts to urgently deliver food, water, medicines and other aid to blockaded Gaza?”

Gaza is located on the Mediterranean Sea between Israel and Egypt. It is controlled by Hamas, which is recognised in the UK as a terrorist organisation.

The al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City was catastrophically damaged in an explosion on October 17, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities blaming the other side for the blast.

The source of the explosion is yet to be formally confirmed.

Egypt has announced it will allow aid trucks to enter Gaza via its border with the territory.

Responding to Mr Dhesi, the foreign secretary said: “We work relentlessly with the countries neighbouring Israel and Gaza.

“I will travel to Egypt once again to try to facilitate humanitarian support, and we will work with those countries that are able to influence the leadership in Gaza.

“We will not rest. We will continue to do everything we can to alleviate this terrible humanitarian situation.

“The honourable Gentleman asked what is the best thing to do for peace. A good starting point would be terrorists not firing rockets from densely populated areas into Israel.”

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is currently in Israel on a two-day visit to the country, in which he has held talks with President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.