Israel born out of Jewish terrorism: British parliamentarian

January 16th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 16, (IANS) A veteran British-Jewish parliamentarian has compared the latest Gaza conflict to the Nazi Holocaust and said Israel too was created out of Jewish terrorism, IRNA reported Friday.”Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism. Jewish terrorists hanged two British sergeants and massacred 254 Palestinians in Deir Yassin village in 1948,” Sir Gerald Kaufman said.

“The present Israeli government’s ruthless and cynical exploits are due to its continuing guilt over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust,” he told the British parliament during a debate on Gaza attacks Thursday.

Referring to his ancestors, who were killed by the Nazis in Poland, he said: “My grandmother did not die to protect Israeli soldiers killing Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”

The toll in Gaza shows Jewish lives are more precious than the lives of Palestinians, he said in condemnation.

Responding to Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s claim that Hamas is a terrorist organisation, Kaufman said, her (Livni’s) father was a “chief operations officer of the Jewish terrorist group Irgun Zvai Leumi”.

He added that the group was responsible for the bomb blast in King David Hotel in al-Quds that killed 91 people, including four Jews.

No matter how many Palestinians they (Israel) kill in Gaza, there won’t be an end to the conflict, as it cannot be solved through the military might, he warned.

He blamed the Israeli government for the mass killings in Gaza. According to an estimate, at least 1,133 people have been already killed in the latest Israeli operation against the Hamas-led militant groups in the Gaza Strip, since it was launched Dec 27.

“It is time for our (British) government to make clear to the Israelis that their conduct and policies are unacceptable,” he said.

“It is time for peace, but real peace, and not a solution through Israeli conquest of Gaza,” Kaufman told the British parliament. He also called for a total arms ban on Israel.

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