MP Layla Moran has said that her relatives are in extreme danger as they are trapped in a church in Gaza city.

The Oxford West and Abingdon MP has said that her relatives are among the Christians who have sought shelter in the Holy Family Church complex.

She says her family are "days away from dying" without access to water or food.

Her relatives and The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said two Christian women were killed there on Saturday by Israeli sniper fire and seven others were wounded.

Members of Ms Moran's extended family - a grandmother, her son, his wife and their 11-year-old twins - are Christian Palestinians who sought refuge inside the church after their home was bombed in the first week of the war.

Ms Moran has expressed deep concern about the situation inside the church complex.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, she said: “Soldiers are at the gates and there was a fire when they hit one of the (already dysfunctional) generators.

“There is no water left. There are 300 people there. We don’t know why this is happening. Are they going to be expelled from a church just days before Christmas?”

The Government has added to growing global pressure on Israel as new Foreign Secretary, and former Witney MP, Lord David Cameron called for a “sustainable ceasefire” in the escalating Gaza conflict.

His intervention, which saw him warn that “too many civilians have been killed”, is a significant shift in the Government’s tone.