Israel was right to defend itself in the face of “indiscriminate” attacks in Gaza last summer, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister insisted it was “important to speak out” about standing by Israel and said there was an “important difference” between Israel’s use of weapons to defend itself and Hamas’ use of them “to defend its weapons”.
Last summer Ed Miliband criticised Mr Cameron over his slow response in condemning Israeli strikes on civilian targets in Gaza, describing the Prime Minister’s “silence” as “inexplicable”.
It was reported that the Conservatives withstood pressure from their junior Coalition partners to speak out about the attacks for weeks.
The Prime Minister only spoke out against Israel after its strikes on civilian targets killed more than 1,800 people.
Today, in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, Mr Cameron said: “What I’ve seen is the attacks that take place on Israel and the indiscriminate nature of them.
– Read more: David Cameron Says Israel was Right to Defend Itself over Gaza Attacks Last Year – The Independent