Monday 20th May 2024

(2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Andrew Mitchell Portrait Mr Mitchell
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We do not support that. What we support is Israel’s right of self-defence, but it must be carried out within international humanitarian law.

James Sunderland Portrait James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)
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There is a danger that the scope and timing of the ICC’s arrest warrants might somehow imply moral equivalence, but it is quite clear that the fighting should stop. What does the Minister think will be the impact of those warrants?

Andrew Mitchell Portrait Mr Mitchell
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My hon. Friend makes a most interesting point. This smacks of an unworthy, indeed ludicrous, sense of moral equivalence between a murderous, proscribed terrorist organisation and the democratically elected Government of Israel, who are seeking to protect their citizens and recover their 124 remaining hostages.