A member of British parliament on Friday defended comments made on his website over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, British daily The Guardian reported.
David Ward posted an item on his website accusing the Jewish people of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians … on a daily basis".According to the Guardian, the MP defended his comments, saying "I shall try to explain my position. No doubt the chief whip will explain why he feels what I have done is wrong."
The remarks, made ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday were described as "sickening" by the Holocaust Educational Trust in a statement.
Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: "I am deeply saddened that at this sombre time, when we remember those who were murdered by the Nazis, Mr Ward has deliberately abused the memory of the Holocaust, causing deep pain and offense – these comments are sickening and unacceptable and have no place in British politics."
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