Galloway: Israel gave chemical arms to al-Qaida in Syria attack
22 August 2013 21:55
British MP accuses Israel of supplying weapons to al-Qaida in latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.
British MP George Galloway

George Galloway with Syria flag. (photo credit:REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh)

British MP and veteran anti-Israel activist George Galloway on Wednesday responded to the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, stating that if there has been any use of sarin gas, it was radical Islamist group al-Qaida, using gas supplied by Israel.

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The Respect Party MP for Bradford West, who is a longstanding supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas, stated: "If there has been use of chemical weapons, it was al-Qaida," asking, "Who gave al-Qaida chemical weapons?"

Staring determined into the camera, Galloway stated: "Here's my theory. Israel gave them the chemical weapons."

Throwing out another option in defense of Syrian President Bashar Assad, of whom he has previously shown support, the British MP said "If there has been any use of nerve gas, it is the rebels that used it."

The Syrian government and the opposition have accused each other of using chemical weapons, and both have denied doing so. A UN inquiry will try to establish only whether chemical weapons were used, not who used them.

The United Nations has been demanding unfettered access in Syria to conduct the investigation.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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