Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has defended his comments on Twitter yesterday, when he said he would "probably" fire at rocket at Israel if he lived in Gaza, saying he is not condoning violence, ITV Political Correspondent Paul Brand reports.
.@davidwardmp says Palestinians only firing missiles because 'they're absolutely desperate' and 'politicians in West failing them'
.@davidwardmp says he condemned violence on both sides in parliament - including firing of missiles from Gaza. Now people picking on tweet
.@davidwardmp says he's not condoning firing rockets. He just 'understands why people are so desperate that they're doing it'.
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