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UK MP slams possible use of British weapons in Gaza

A Labour Party candidate in the UK’s upcoming general election has condemned the potential use of British-made weapons in war crimes in Gaza after an Israeli air strike on a UN-run school killed dozens of people.

“It is a disgrace that British-made weapons could be being used to commit crimes like this,” Zarah Sultana, who is running to retain her seat of Coventry South on July 4, said in a post on X.

Labour leader Keir Starmer, who is widely tipped to be the next prime minister, has come under growing pressure to halt arms sales to Israel.

Last month, senior Labour MP Jonathan Ashworth said he did not want to see British weapons being used in Israel’s assault on the city of Rafah.

Labour has not committed to halting arms sales to Israel if it wins the election but has pledged to review the exports and make a decision based on the most up-to-date legal advice.

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