Two Greater Manchester MP’s have resigned their posts as Shadow Ministers over the Israel Hamas ceasefire vote in the House of Commons this evening

The motion put in by the SNP calls on the Israeli’s to pause their military operation in the Gaza Strip for Humanitarian reasons

The MP for Gorton Afzal Khan has stepped down as Shadow Minister for Exports said in his letter to Kier Starmer that

I intend on supporting evening calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. I understand that you do n course of action and due to our difference of opinion on the issue

He added that:

For decades, Palestinians have been subject to flagrant human right from their homes due to the expansion of illegal settlements, and fr a proud, long-standing champion of Palestinian rights, I have Palestinians in their own land as an MP in Westminster, an MEP in I This most recent surge of violence in Israel and Palestine is deeply co and the killing of innocent Israelis by Hamas was reprehensible, innocent civilians. The actions we have seen by the Israeli Govern and amounts to the collective punishment of Palestinians. Witnes: the deliberate targeting of schools, hospitals, refugee camps, UN bi good conscious not actively support the call for a ceasefire this evening

He was joined by Yasmin Qureshi, The MP for Bolton South who was among seven shadow ministers to resign over the vote

MPs voted 293 to 125, majority 168, to reject the SNP’s King’s Speech amendment calling for “all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza

In total that 58 Labour MPs – including 8 frontbenchers – have rebelled against the party whip to vote for the SNP amendment calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.


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