British Minister Sayeeda Warsi Resigns Over Government’s Gaza Policy
Aug 5, 2014
TCP : British Baroness and cabinet member Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her position Tuesday morning, protesting the British government’s Gaza policy regarding the conflict between Israel and Gaza.
“With deep regret, I have this morning written to the Prime Minister (and) tendered my registration. I can no longer support Govt, policy on #Gaza”, wrote Warsi on her official Twitter account.
“Can people stop trying to justify the killing of children? Whatever our policies there can never be justification”, surly only regret #Gaza” Warsi added, on her Twitter account, criticizing Israel’s actions in Gaza.
British Labour leader Ed Miliband on his official Twitter feed seconded Warsi, posting ” I think Baroness Warsi has acted with principle and integrity. People around Britain have been shocked by the suffering we have seen i Gaza”.
On 4 September 2012 Warsi was appointed as Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Faith and Communities. Also, Warsi is a former co-chair of the Conservative Party. Warso was also the first female Muslim minister to be appointed in David Cameron’s cabinet.
Miliband stresses on Cameron’s failure to condemn Israel’s unacceptable killing of Gaza civilians on Sunday, according to the guardian. “Speaking out is necessary to piut the pressure on Israel as of course there must also be pressure on Hamas, a terrorist organization, to end this violence”, said Miliband.
Miliband also told LBc Friday that the British government is “in the wrong place in its approach to Israel’s military operation in Gaza”.
More than 1,650 Palestinians, most of which are civilians, were killed since the beginning of the ground attack of Israel in the Gaza Strip; meanwhile, 63 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians were killed according to various news websites.
There were protests across Britain in July 18 against the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli military’s operation against the Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, calling for fair, unbiased and contextual reporting of the events.
The Cairo Post – additional editing by Christof Lehmann,nsnbc international.
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