Ed Miliband accuses PM of getting it 'wrong' on Gaza

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of getting it "wrong" on Gaza, criticising the Prime Minister's "inexplicable silence" on the killing of Palestinian civilians.

Downing Street claimed the Labour leader was "playing politics" with the crisis.

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Downing Street: Miliband is 'playing politics' with Gaza

Ed Miliband has been criticised for "playing politics" with the ongoing crisis in Gaza after he attacked David Cameron's "inexplicable silence" on the issue.

David Cameron has been criticised for his response to the Gaza crisis by Ed Miliband. Credit: PA Wire

"The PM has been clear that both sides in the Gaza conflict need to observe a ceasefire," a Downing Street spokesman said.

"We are shocked that Ed Miliband would seek to misrepresent that position and play politics with such a serious issue."

More than 1,650 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since the start of the conflict, while Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians.

Miliband hits out at PM's 'inexplicable silence' on Gaza

Labour leader Ed Miliband said David Cameron's "silence" on events in Gaza is "inexplicable".

Miliband criticised Israel's military offensive as "wrong and unjustifiable" and called on the government to produce a clear and united message on the crisis.

The Prime Minister is wrong not to have opposed Israel's incursion into Gaza.

His silence on the killing of hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians caused by Israel's military action will be inexplicable to people across Britain and internationally.

We need the clear and unequivocal message that has not so far been provided to be sent from Britain to both sides in this conflict.

David Cameron and the Cabinet must put Britain in a leading role in pressuring both sides now to end the violence.

– Ed Miliband

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Miliband accuses PM of getting it 'wrong' on Gaza

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the Prime Minister was "wrong" not to have spoken out in opposition of the Gaza crisis.

Mr Miliband branded David Cameron's silence on the killing of Palestinian citizens "inexplicable."

And he called for the British government to speak with a united voice to put pressure on both sides to end the violence.

Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of handling the Gaza crisis inadequately. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

However, Downing Street accused Mr Miliband of "playing politics" and insisted Mr Cameron had always been clear that both sides should observe a ceasefire.

The 26-day offensive has now killed more than 1,650 Palestinians - mostly civilians - with more than 8,000 wounded, according to local officials.

Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians, its highest death toll since the 2006 Lebanon war.

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