British lawmaker Gerald Kaufman calls Gaza blockade 'evil'

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January 15, 2010 21:55

 
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Israelis who authorized the use of white phosphorous in densely populated Gaza should be tried for war crimes, British Labour Party legislator Gerald Kaufman said Friday, after entering the Strip with 60 European parliamentarians.

The lawmakers are visiting Gaza to draw attention to the territory's "evil blockade" by Israel and Egypt, said the Labour legislator.

Kaufman also spoke in support of attempts by pro-Palestinian groups in Britain to arrest Israeli politicians and army officers once they step on British soil.

"We have had a fuss in our country about the inability of certain Israeli politicians to visit Britain for fear of being arrested," said Kaufman, frequently an outspoken critic of Israel. "Anybody who uses white phosphorus should be arrested and should be tried for war crimes."

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