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Labour MP Apologises For Saying Rishi Sunak Has ‘Blood On His Palms’ Over Gaza Specific Instances

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A Labour MP has apologised after accusing Rishi Sunak of getting “blood on his fingers” over the struggle between Israel and Hamas.

Tahir Ali launched his tirade throughout prime minister’s questions this afternoon.

He condemned the federal government’s failure to again a ceasefire within the battle, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of harmless civilians dying in Gaza.

Ali, the MP for Birmingham Corridor Inexperienced, mentioned: “Is it not time for the prime minister to now admit that he has the blood of hundreds of harmless folks on his fingers and for him to decide to demanding a direct ceasefire and an ending of UK’s arms commerce with Israel.”

In a swipe at Keir Starmer’s declare to have “modified” Labour since Jeremy Corbyn’s time as chief, the PM replied: “That’s the face of the modified Labour Celebration.”

Three hours later, Ali posted an apology for his remarks on X (previously Twitter).

HuffPostUK understands that got here after a dressing down by Labour’s chief whip, Alan Campbell.

The MP mentioned: “Earlier at PMQs I requested the Prime Minister in regards to the actions of Israel in Gaza.

“That is clearly a deeply emotive difficulty. Whereas I don’t resile from my strongly held views on the state of affairs within the Center East I want to apologise for the way in which through which I described the Prime Minister in my query.

“All of us have a duty to be respectful within the language that we use, even when discussing tough and, at instances, delicate points.”

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