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Baroness Warsi resigns from government over Gaza policy

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government over its policy on Gaza.

In her letter of resignation, Warsi said the government's policy on Gaza is "morally indefensible".

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Israel's measures in Gaza 'will worsen its own security'

Israel's policies in Gaza are likely to be counter-productive to its own security situation, MPs have warned, as they called for David Cameron to do more over the issue.

The Commons International Development Committee said:

We saw a country whose people have known immense suffering now imposing conditions on their Palestinian neighbours which cause a different but very real suffering and often without real security justification.

We saw Israel taking a range of actions that hinder Palestinian economic development and must, at the very least, cause deep resentment on the Palestinian side, even amongst the most moderate and pragmatic people, and so will actually worsen Israel's own security.

– Commons International Development Committee

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