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Lib Dems criticised over 'disputatious Jews' tweets

Just a day after a Liberal Democrat MP was accused of inciting violence after appearing to back Hamas rocket attacks in a tweet, a former MEP has hit out at a Jewish community group, calling them "disputatious Jews".

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Lib Dem MP faces disciplinary action over 'rocket' tweet

The Liberal Democrats has said it "utterly condemned" remarks made by MP David Ward, who had posted a tweet saying if he lived in Gaza, he would "probably" fire a rocket.

The party said the comments were "not representative of the Liberal Democrats". In a statement, a spokesman said:

Nick Clegg has been at the forefront of calling for peace in Israel and Gaza. The party takes this matter very seriously and will treat it as a disciplinary issue.

– Liberal Democrats spokesman

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