British-Nigerian MP Suspended Over Israel Genocide Comments

MP Kate Osamor, a British-Nigerian representative for Edmonton, has faced suspension after stirring controversy by accusing Israel of genocide on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Osamor’s remarks, made in her weekly newsletter, sparked outrage as she suggested adding Gaza to the list of ‘recent genocides’. The MP’s statement garnered attention particularly for its timing, given the solemnity of Holocaust Memorial Day.

In a post shared on social media, Osamor was seen signing the Holocaust Education Trust’s commemoration book in Westminster, juxtaposing her actions with her contentious remarks.

“Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of other people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and now Gaza,” she wrote.

However, Osamor’s comments drew swift condemnation from several quarters, including the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Labour Movement, and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

In response to the backlash, a Labour source disclosed to MailOnline on Sunday that Osamor has been suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party pending a thorough investigation into the matter.

The suspension underscores the seriousness with which such statements are regarded within political circles, especially given the sensitivities surrounding issues of genocide and historical remembrance.

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