British MP George Galloway, who is known for his hatred towards Israel and his backing of the Hamas terrorist group, recently compared living conditions in the Gaza Strip to the Warsaw Ghetto and the residents of the region to the Jews who led the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during World War II.
The comments were made by Galloway on his weekly show on the government-run Iranian English-language Press TV channel on April 12.The remarks were posted to the internet by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“What else is Gaza but a Warsaw Ghetto? When the people, the heroes, of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto, who decided they’d rather die on their feet, than live on their knees, desperate for food and water, rose up and tackled their besiegers – those who were keeping them in that Warsaw Ghetto – they were rightly hailed and are remembered in history as freedom fighters, as heroes. Yet the Palestinians, when they rise up out of their Warsaw Ghetto, are called terrorists in your country, and in my country, never mind in the country that is doing the besieging,” charged Galloway.
The British MP also claimed that the Egyptian military, which he termed “the junta” (a phrase meaning government lead by the military – previous examples include Spain, Argentina and Chile in the 19th century and Greece in the late 1960’s), have “decided to compound all of this misery by locking the gates, destroying the tunnels, doing Israel’s work in murdering the Palestinians – nearly two million of them – in Gaza.”
“More fool those idiots, who in the name of secularism or leftism, supported this junta coming to power, and pretending that somehow, a new Nasser had arrived on the scene,” he claimed.
“Nasser was ready to die to liberate the Palestinian people. These people, in this junta, are doing Israel’s work in murdering the Palestinian people in Gaza,” accused Galloway.
Galloway was thrown out of the British caucus in 2003 after vocally opposing Britain’s involvement in the War in Iraq. He heads the British pro-Hamas Viva Palestina, which tried to bring in an aid convoy to Gaza but was stopped by Egyptian authorities.
Galloway has a notorious reputation for being a strong hater of Israel. In one incident, Galloway stormed out of a debate at Oxford University after learning that his opponent was Israeli. In August last year he accused Israel of giving Al-Qaeda chemical weapons to use against civilians in Syria. Later, when confronted by another British parliamentarian about his remarks which were made on the same Press TV show, Galloway blatantly lied and claimed, “I said no such thing.”
Most recently on his program, Galloway blamed Israel, or “the Zionists” as he put it, for engineering the situation in Ukraine in order to bring “the Nazis” to power and have the Ukrainian Jews “settle in Palestine”.