Has David Cameron been misleading the UK Parliament over Gaza?

Dear All

This blog post addresses some burning issues concerning the UK Government stance on Gaza and a worrying bias to information out there, to put it mildly.

Please note: Oban Concern for Palestine cannot guarantee the veracity of the statements made by authors of external websites and are not liable for their contents.
Readers will have to trust their own judgment.



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One Response to Has David Cameron been misleading the UK Parliament over Gaza?

  1. Margret says:

    Tue 5 August 2014: Courageous UK Foreign Office Minister quits her job – a loss to
    ‘Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government, saying she can “no longer support” its policy on Gaza.
    ‘She wrote on her Twitter feed that she was leaving with “deep regret”.
    ‘Lady Warsi, who was previously chairman of the Conservative Party, became the first female Muslim cabinet minister when David Cameron took office in 2010.
    ‘She grew up in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and worked as a solicitor before entering politics.
    ‘Lady Warsi was demoted from the cabinet to a middle-ranking Foreign Office post in 2012. She was made minister for faith and communities at the same time.
    ‘She wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”
    ‘”No justification”
    ‘One of five daughters of Pakistani immigrants, Lady Warsi studied at Leeds University, later working for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice.
    Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on 8 July with the stated aim of ending rocket attacks and destroying tunnels used by Palestinian militants.
    ‘Gaza officials say the four-week conflict has killed 1,800 Palestinians. Some 67 Israelis have also died.
    ‘Lady Warsi has called on Twitter for more international action to end the crisis.
    ‘On 21 July, she wrote: “The killing of innocent civilians must stop. Need immediate ceasefire in #Gaza. Leadership required on both sides to stop this suffering.”
    ‘Three days later she added: “Can people stop trying to justify the killing of children. Whatever our politics there can never be justification, surely only regret #Gaza.”
    ‘Backbench Conservative MPs have been calling on David Cameron to take a more robust line with Israel amid concerns its actions are disproportionate.
    ‘On Monday the prime minister said United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had been right to speak out against an Israeli attack near a UN-run school in Gaza. But he would not say if he agreed that it had been “a moral outrage and a criminal act”.
    ‘[PM David Cameron] said: “Hamas displays no regard for human life and must cease firing rockets into Israel and digging tunnels to facilitate the murder of civilians. But sustainable security for Israel cannot be achieved simply by permanent blockade, aerial bombardment and periodic ground incursion.”‘

    MPJ of OC4P comments:
    What PM David Cameron did not say is that Israeli policies have been systematically skewed towards a complete disregard of Palestinian lives, fundamental human rights and international laws.
    It really is time for the Israeli government to change its policies. Persecuting the Palestinian community, holding millions to ransom because of a tiny minority, will not bring a single Jew back to life who was tortured to death in a Nazi concentration camp. The current Israeli policy teaches young Israelis all the wrong things.

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