LFI parliamentarians take part in urgent question on West Bank violence

A number of LFI parliamentarians have today taken part in an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on recent violence in the West Bank.

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LFI chair Steve McCabe MP said: “I share the distress of others at the loss of civilian life. Islamic Jihad has already claimed several of the dead as Islamic Jihad fighters and, as we have heard, the Israelis say that the camp was used as a hub for terrorist operations. Does the Minister think any more can be done to prevent terrorists from embedding themselves among civilians, particularly in places such as refugee camps?”

LFI parliamentary supporter Christian Wakeford MP

Later, LFI parliamentary supporter Christian Wakeford MP asked: “The last time that we saw tensions rise like this, we experienced a month of hate, with incidents of antisemitism rising to an all-time high, and horror tropes on the streets of London. Does the Minister agree that, while discussions are taking place to de-escalate the situation, we all have a duty to temper our language to make sure that Jewish residents, such as my constituents, do not live in fear of abuse, graffiti, racist convoys and, ultimately, violence. We all have a duty to try to tackle this behaviour on the streets when we see it”.

You can read the full debate here.