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  7/23/2014, Tammuz 25, 5774

British MP: I'd Shoot at Israel


British MP David Ward, of the Liberal Democratic party will be facing a disciplinary committee following his tweet from yesterday, which stated, “The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes."

Ward added “Ich bin ein Palestinian”, paraphrasing the famous Kennedy “I am a Berliner” quote.

Fellow party member were outraged at Ward’s words and behavior. In a statement they publicized the said, “We condemn Ward’s words.  They are an incitement to violence and totally irresponsible. Nick Clegg is at the forefront of efforts to achieve peace between Israel and Gaza.”

Mr Ward was suspended from the Liberal Democratic party in July 2013 and had the whip withdrawn for three months over comments he made about Israel.