Firebrand MP Zarah Sultana accuses Israel of ‘war crimes’

The MP also accused Israel of ‘murder’


The Labour MP for Coventry South, Zarah Sultana, accused Israel of “war crimes” and “murder” during Prime Minister’s Questions today. 

Speaking in the House of Commons, the 27-year-old MP accused the Israeli military of “murdering” 66 children and 245 adults in an “assault on Gaza.”

Ms Sultana also alleged that the British government was “complicit” in denying the “call for Palestinian freedom.” 

The MP asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “look her in the eye” and tell her that British-made weapons weren’t used in the “war crimes” that killed children in Gaza. 

While speaking she brandished a sheet of paper with the faces of three Palestinian child casualties on it. 

Responding to Ms Sultana, Mr Johnson reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a two-state solution. 

He said: “It’s probably common ground among most members of this house that what we want to see is a two-state solution. 

“That is what the UK government has campaigned for many years and that continues to be our position.” 

Ms Sultana was elected as the Labour MP for Coventry South in 2019 with a majority of 401 votes.

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