UK MP Zarah Sultana pushes for Israel arms sales suspension over Gaza war
British lawmaker Zarah Sultana will on Monday present to parliament a bill to suspend UK arms sales to "Israel and any state that might use them for war crimes", as the death toll for the Israeli onslaught on Gaza soars.
The bill would launch an inquiry into the use of British-made arms supplied to foreign states, suspending sales where they could be used in violation of international law, according to a statement from the Labour MP for Coventry South's office released Monday.
"The British government is deeply complicit in the atrocities being inflicted on the Palestinian people: From refusing to vote for a ceasefire at the UN Security Council, to continuing to sell arms to the Israeli military. This is a moral travesty, which my bill would help to end," the statement quoted Sultana as saying.