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      Galloway: Israel Gave Al Qaeda Chemical Weapons

      British lawmaker George Galloway, known for being vehemently anti-Israel, claims Israel is behind the chemical attack in Syria.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 8/23/2013, 4:16 AM

      Galloway with Hamas PM Haniyeh
      Galloway with Hamas PM Haniyeh
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      British lawmaker George Galloway, known for his vehemently anti-Israel views and for his support for the Hamas terror group, has placed the blame on Israel for Wednesday’s chemical attack in Syria which killed hundreds of civilians.

      The Respect Party MP for Bradford West claimed that the Jewish state had given rebel groups affiliated with Al Qaeda chemical weapons for use against Syrian civilians.

      “If there’s been any use of nerve gas, it’s the rebels that used it...If there has been use of chemical weapons, it was Al Qaeda who used the chemical weapons,” claims Galloway in a video distributed on the internet.

      “Who gave Al Qaeda the chemical weapons? Here’s my theory: Israel gave them the chemical weapons.”

      The comments were made during a TV show Galloway hosts for the Iranian state-run Press TV. Galloway is a vocal supporter of the Iranian regime.

      Galloway was thrown out of the British caucus in 2003 after vocally opposing Britain’s involvement in the war in Iraq. He heads the British pro-Hamas Viva Palestina, which last year tried to bring in an aid convoy to Gaza but was stopped by Egyptian authorities.

      In 2009, he was declared a security risk and was barred from entering Canada for a speaking tour that was organized by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War. Galloway was later allowed entry to Canada and began a speaking tour across the country.

      Most recently, Galloway stormed out of a debate at Oxford University after learning that his opponent was Israeli.

      He advocated that “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank”, while his opponent, Eylon Aslan-Levy, claimed that a withdrawal should take place only as part of a negotiated peace agreement.

      After Levy used the term "we" to describe Israel's stance, a perturbed Galloway interrupted asking "You said 'we,' are you Israeli?"

      After his opponent answered in the affirmative, Galloway said, "I don't recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israelis," as he stormed out of the room.