Lib Dems condemn MP's Gaza comments
A Lib Dem MP has been accused of making "vile" comments on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
David Ward told BBC Radio Leeds on Tuesday that during a prolonged ceasefire between the two sides "there will still be Palestinians who are being shot by the Israeli forces... there will still be child detention."
He added: "That to the Israelis is peace".
Mr Ward also tweeted on Tuesday: "The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes."
A Lib Dem spokesman said the party "utterly condemned" the MP's remarks, which could prompt disciplinary action.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 23 July.
23 Jul 2014
- From the section UK Politics