MP's Holocaust comments

Bradford East MP David Ward has sparked controversy after comments appeared on his website about the Holocaust.

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Breaking: Bradford MP 'sorry' over Holocaust comment

A Yorkshire MP who is facing party disciplinary action over a statement he made about Israel's treatment of Palestinians ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day has apologised for his comments.

David Ward the MP for Bradford East made a statement on his website "honouring those who died during the Holocaust" but accusing "the Jews" in Israel of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians... on a daily basis".

But in a new statement today, Mr Ward said he 'was trying to make clear that everybody needs to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.'

I never for a moment intended to criticise or offend the Jewish people as a whole, either as a race or as a people of faith, and apologise sincerely for the unintended offence which my words caused.

– David Ward MP, Lib Dem Bradford East

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