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.
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