Labour MP sorry for accusing Jewish News journalist of ‘killing Gazan children’
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Labour MP sorry for accusing Jewish News journalist of ‘killing Gazan children’

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Labour MP Graham Jones
Labour MP Graham Jones
Labour MP Graham Jones
Labour MP Graham Jones

A Labour Party whip has “unreservedly apologised” over a tweet accusing a Jewish News reporter of “killing children” in Gaza.

Graham Jones made the remarks during a Twitter exchange with news editor Justin Cohen after the MP for Haslingden and Hyndburn told his followers: “The killing in Israel/Gaza/West Bank is not a civil war or an act of defence. It is a series of murders.”

News Editor Justin Cohen
News Editor Justin Cohen

When Cohen responded that Israel takes steps to avoid civilian casualties, the politician responded: “Murder is murder. There’s no justification on either side. You’ve lost any sense of humanity & justice. You’re killing children.”

The tweet has now been removed after the issue was brought to the attention of his party. “I unreservedly apologise to Justin Cohen. I have now deleted this tweet,” he said in a statement.

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