In a recent parliamentary exchange, questions were raised about the use of RAF Shadow R1 flights over Gaza.

Kenny MacAskill MP, representing the Alba Party from East Lothian, directed two separate written questions to the Ministry of Defence concerning the extent of intelligence-sharing and the objectives of these surveillance missions.

The first question, posed on April 29, 2024, asked whether the data collected by these flights had been shared with the International Criminal Court. In a similar vein, on May 2, 2024, MacAskill inquired whether the RAF reconnaissance missions had detected any evidence of mass graves in the areas of Nasser and Al-Shifa Hospital.

Leo Docherty, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for the Armed Forces, addressed both questions. He clarified that the UK’s unarmed reconnaissance aircraft are “employed solely for the purpose of locating the remaining hostages.”

The minister’s response indicates a narrowly defined mission for the RAF operations in Gaza.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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farouk (@guest_815791)
25 days ago

“”MacAskill inquired whether the RAF reconnaissance missions had detected any evidence of mass graves in the areas of Nasser and Al-Shifa Hospital.”” The picture of mass graves found at Nasser and Al-Shifa hospitals is nothing but a huge disinformation campaigned instigated by the Palestinian crowd and which is readily sucked up by their acolytes and their sycophantic camp followers. How can I say this. Because the Palestinians themselves posted to social media of how they buried their own in mass graves including film evidence of them doing so, well before the IDF pulled back in which (at the time) to… Read more »

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Quentin D63
Quentin D63 (@guest_815796)
25 days ago

With a huge amount of buildings, tunnels and infrastructure having already been destroyed in Gaza I’m quite surprised that the location of some of the hostages can’t be deduced on probabilities? I know it must be made harder with the underground tunnel network. Maybe the hostages have been disguised and broken up into smaller groups? I can’t imagine that they’d be in that good as condition after do long in captivity and maybe not all the remaining are still alive? I think Israel might go ballistic if they find that a significant number of them have been already been killed… Read more »

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John (@guest_815848)
25 days ago

I read this as we are supplying Israel with hard intel on sigs. Personally I am glad. The sooner terrorist scum are eliminated? The better.

AlexS (@guest_815868)
25 days ago

So Kenny MacAskill is interested into saving Hamas?

Cj (@guest_815958)
24 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

Hi Alex, he’s with alba party and the leader is Alex salmon so he would take Palestine and to a point hamas over Israel.

simon alexander
simon alexander (@guest_815993)
24 days ago

appears UK has not shared data with the international court. the data may support prosecuting war crimes from either side.

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker (@guest_816000)
24 days ago

I would stay well clear of this toxic conflict. Nothing good will come from having aircraft over Gaza.

Aaron L
Aaron L (@guest_816906)
19 days ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Agreed – the less we’re involved we get in this conflict the better.