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UK suspends British-Nigerian minister over ‘genocide’ comment on Israel

Kate Osamor


The United Kingdom government has suspended a British-Nigerian minister, MP Kate Osamor, over her comment on Israel’s action.

Osamor, a British-Nigerian-born MP for Edmonton was being suspended after accusing Israel of genocide on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The MP in a post on X handle, posted a photo of herself signing the Holocaust Education Trust’s commemoration book in Westminster.

She sparked resentment after claiming in her weekly newsletter that Gaza should be added to the list of ‘recent genocides’.

“Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of other people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and now Gaza,” she wrote.

However, the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Labour Movement, and the Holocaust Educational, Trust reacted to the MP’s controversial remarks.

According to MailOnline, a Labour source who commented on the issue said the Chief Whip has suspended Osamor from the Parliamentary Labour Party, pending an investigation.

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