The Telegraph today revealed that:
One in five Conservative backbench MPs had been taken on trips to Israel and Palestine since 2010 – the majority paid for by pro-Israeli lobbying groups. In total 79 MPs have been funded to visit the region at an approximate cost to their hosts of more than £130,000.
Not bad for a very small country who are apparently in need of $3 billion worth of aid from the US every single year. All three major parties have Friends of Israel groups and the vast majority of MP’s are in them. Is it not surprising that our political elites fall over each other to support Israel no matter what justifiably legitimate criticisms are aimed at them? Further evidence in case it was needed can be found quietly stashed away in today’s newspapers.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces killed a 20-year-old Palestinian man near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday morning, medical officials said.
Medics said Anwar Abdul Hadi Qudaih, 20, was hit in the head with a live bullet east of Khan Younis.
Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said 19 others were wounded by Israeli fire in the border area.
So, within hours of agreeing a cease-fire Israel yet again breaks their word and there won’t be an utterance of criticism from the US or Europe.
An IDF army spokesman said 200 Palestinians approached the fence and “began rioting” before causing damage to the fence.