The crisis last summer in Gaza was horrific and we must do all we can to prevent future conflicts.

Earlier this week I attended a lobby hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). The PSC is campaigning for peace and justice for the Palestinian people by calling for an end to the blockade on Gaza and a ban on arms imports in Israel. Bombs and bullets will not fix this problem; there must be a diplomatic, humanitarian solution.

I have received many letters and emails from my constituents raising the issue of Gaza and the terrible conflict last summer. This reflects the wider growing national support for Palestine, including hundreds of thousands of protesters that demonstrated across the UK last year. It is clear that politicians must act on this public support and put pressure on the Government to ensure that the fundamental human rights and lives of Palestinians are protected.



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