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Oliver Dowden Condemns Response To Hamas Assaults

Oliver Dowden has condemned the response by “civic society” to final month’s assaults on Israel by Hamas.

In outspoken feedback, the deputy prime minister urged that the deaths of Jewish individuals on October 7 in a different way to George Floyd’s homicide in 2020, which led to the worldwide Black Lives Matter motion.

Round 1400 Israelis died within the Hamas assault, with lots of extra taken to Gaza as hostages.

In response to Israel’s retaliatory air strikes on Gaza, which have killed 1000’s of civilians, pro-Palestine marches have taken place throughout the UK demanding a ceasefire within the battle.

Dwelling secretary Suella Braverman precipitated controversy by describing demonstrations in London as “hate marches”, whereas a row has additionally erupted over plans to have one other march on Armistice Day subsequent weekend.

Requested concerning the pro-Palestine marches on Sky Information this morning, Dowden mentioned: “I’ve to say to you, I’m a bit disillusioned that for those who take a look at the ethical indignation, and the readability that we noticed after the homicide of George Floyd in america with the Black Lives Matter motion, we haven’t seen throughout civic society the identical type of ethical readability displaying that Jewish lives matter.

“I feel that could be a explanation for harm to the Jewish neighborhood. And it’s one thing that disappoints me and I see it whether or not it’s on our [university] campuses or elsewhere.

“We have to ship a really clear sign that Jewish individuals are protected on this nation, not only for the sake of Jewish individuals, however for the sake of British society.”

Presenter Trevor Phillips mentioned: “Are you saying that you simply suppose that there’s a basic downside on this society’s angle in the direction of Jews, in a now well-known phrase that ‘Jews don’t depend’ in the best way that different minorities do?”

Dowden replied: “I feel individuals want to know that anti-semitism is racism, full cease. And the identical abhorrence we present in the direction of different sorts of racism we should always present in the direction of anti-semitism.

“It’s not an appropriate state of affairs when Jewish individuals don’t really feel protected on the streets of this nation due to intimidation and the police ought to take sturdy motion on that.”

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