Tony Greenstein | 21 April 2018 | Post Views:

Only Hove’s ‘Labour’
MP could attack the dead for having ‘provoked’ their killers

If Kyle is not reselected then, if Labour gains a majority, Kyle is likely to refuse to support a Labour government under Corbyn
Whatever else you can accuse Peter Kyle, Progress’s  Labour MP for Hove of, it isn’t a sense of humour failure.  Who else
could blame the dead for having deliberately gone out of their way to get themselves killed whilst exonerating their killers of all blame? 
According to Kyle this 13 year old boy must have been a terrorist too

As most people will be aware, the situation in Gaza after 11 years of
Israel’s siege is a humanitarian disaster. 95% of the water is unfit to drink,
because Israel has stolen their water. 
Food is in short supply since Israel took care to attack chicken farms
and its navy regularly uses Gaza’s fishing boats as target practice.  Suffice to say exports of Gaza’s produce is
forbidden and exit is made extremely difficult for medical patients, many of
whom have died trying to leave Gaza.

Palestinian Return demonstrators
Suffice to say that the population being at the end of their tether
resorted for the past 3 weeks to large ‘Return’ demonstrations near Israel’s
security fence.  Their demand is quite
simple – since Israel has made their living conditions unbearable and since
they come from what is now Israel, having been expelled in 1947-8, they demand
the right of return.  However according
to Israel’s propagandists, of which Kyle is one, those demonstrating were
forced to by Hamas, who like all groups Israel comes into conflict are
demonised as genocidal Nazis.
Of course the idea of Palestinian refugees returning home to Palestine is
unthinkable to Israel’s racist regime which only allows Jews to ‘return’ despite
them never having lived there.
Peter Kyle in the House of Commons
As the ‘only democracy in the
Middle East’
Israel could not tolerate peaceful demonstrations on its
borders.  So it employed 100 army snipers
to take pot shots at those who were demonstrating.  The result is at least 36 demonstrators shot
dead and over a thousand wounded.
Unsurprisingly Peter Kyle’s constituents have contacted him to ask that
their MP express their concern and fury over Israel’s war crimes.  Peter however had different ideas.  Not for nothing is Peter known as a walking  mouthpiece for whatever hasbara (propaganda) Israel
has on offer.
Luke Akehurst – arms salesman and Israeli propagandist
After the shooting of the first batch of Gaza’s demonstrators on Good
Friday Luke Akehurst, an employee of Stand
by Israel
and a stalwart of the Labour Right, went into overdrive.  He put out an ‘Urgent Call to Action –
email your MP to ask them to condemn Hamas for provoking violence on the Gaza
He titled this OPERATION
Turning things on their head is not unknown in politics see the above Express headline
Lukey also has a well developed sense of humour.  Who else would call the shooting dead of 19
unarmed Palestinians ‘Operation Defend
.  If only Luke  had
been around in the second world war then he could have termed the Nazi invasion
of Poland ‘Operation Defend Germany’
or the establishment of concentration camps as ‘Operation Defend Jewry’. 
Come to think of it the Daily Express did exactly this.  When Jews declared a boycott of Germany the
Daily Express ran with a headline on 24th March 1933 ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’. 

Thus when his constituents contacted Kyle they were treated to a long
lecture about the evils of Hamas, the group that runs Gaza whereas he signally fails to
utter even a single word of criticism of Israel for having murdered what is now
36 unarmed protestors.  
Kyle it is only fair to say is only taking his lead from  Akehurst who wrote that
On Good Friday the terror group HAMAS
ordered men, women and children to provoke a dispute with Israel.
’  You see, it wasn’t Israel’s fault at
all.  It was all Hamas’s fault for having
a dispute with Israel.
Peter Kyle has adopted the above apologia for Israel’s war crimes wholesale
One of the criticism that Zionists often make of their opponents is that
we believe in conspiracy theories.  Could
there be any bigger conspiracy theory than the idea that thousands of Palestinians
were ordered to demonstrate and risk their lives because Hamas forced them
Akehurst tells us how many ‘rioters’ were killed (Akehurst has no
doubt that all those killed, including those shot in the back, were rioters).  Indeed they ‘were identified as Palestinian terrorists.’  And who did the identification?  Why of course their murderers.
I therefore decided to write to my dear friend Kyle 
Letter I sent to Peter Kyle 20.4.18.
Dear Peter
In response
to a constituent’s concern regarding Israel’s shooting dead of over 30 unarmed
demonstrators  in Gaza over the past 3 weeks and the wounding of over one
thousand more, you wrote a letter criticising Hamas but saying nothing about a
state that shoots peaceful protestors.
sickening hypocrisy is best demonstrated by your sentence:

‘We recognise the plight of the people of Gaza and the dire humanitarian
situation they face.’

This is from
someone who is on record as supporting the very siege of Gaza, now over 11
years old, that has led to this ‘dire humanitarian situation’.
You ‘condemn
Hamas’ ongoing rearmament, tunnel construction and attempts to launch rocket
and terrorist attacks.’ 
I can only presume you would have condemned
the tunnel construction and the attempt to arm of the Warsaw Ghetto
Since there
have been no rocket attacks by Hamas in recent years, unlike the regular
shootings, missile attacks and tank fire by Israel, you have to employ a form
of weasel words as in ‘attempts to…’
Perhaps you
might inform us if you have an opinion on the regular shooting of Palestinian
fishermen in Gaza’s territorial waters, despite agreements to allow fishing up
to 6 kilometers?
say that you ‘deplore Hamas’ repeated violation of the human rights of the
citizens of Gaza’
presumably you don’t consider the right to clean water,
which is a direct consequences of Israeli action in depleting the water table
and bombing water purification plants a violation of human rights?  Or the
right to live with a roof over one’s head, since Israel leveled thousands of
homes in Operation Protective Edge? 
I also
presume that you don’t consider the shooting of unarmed demonstrators to be a
breach of human rights either?
I would be
interested to know what it is that prevents you ever condemning the actions of
the aggressor.  Israel possesses an overwhelming military might.  It
is a first world nuclear power, yet you condemn the puny and pathetic response
of those living under Israel’s daily occupation? 

Yes I know that there are no Israeli military forces in Gaza but when you
control its borders, preventing access by sea, land and air in addition to
controlling who goes in and out and the population register then you are in

Your concern
for LGBT Palestinians is touching though I am not aware that Hamas is
persecuting Palestinian gays in the same way that Israel’s friends in Syria,
al-Nusra, Jaish al Islam and other jihadist groups are doing. 

Or perhaps you believe that LGBT Palestinians don’t drink water or eat food or
want to work?  Your pinkwashing is nothing but a disgusting attempt to use
the oppression of one group in order to justify Israel’s racist and murderous
policies which are directed at all Palestinians, gay and straight.

Perhaps you
might be so kind as to inform me just what has caused a Labour politician to
become such a despicable racist and an apologist for the only Apartheid state
in the world.  On seconds thought don’t bother.  I think I
This is the propaganda organisation that Luke Akehurst fronts
Dear XXX,
Thank you for your email.
I am absolutely horrified by this situation and fully
support the calls by the UN Secretary General, and the EU’s Foreign Affairs
representative for an independent international investigation.
The only solution is two states for two peoples and
the only path to peace is through negotiation without preconditions. As
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP has said, we need “both
sides – and the international community as a whole – to now come together as a
matter of urgency, end the blockade and humanitarian crisis inside Gaza, end
the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, and end this senseless cycle of
violence by working towards the two-state solution we all want to see, with a
secure Israel living in peace alongside a secure and viable state of
As a Labour MP I am proud to have signed the Pledge
for Gaza:
We recognise the plight of the people of Gaza and the dire humanitarian
situation they face;
We condemn Hamas’ ongoing rearmament, tunnel construction and attempts to
launch rocket and terrorist attacks in Israel and urge respect for the Oslo
Accords which stipulate the demilitarisation of the Palestinian territories;
We deplore Hamas’ repeated violation of the human rights of the citizens of
Gaza, in particular its treatment of women and LGBT Palestinians;
We call upon the international community to honour the reconstruction pledges
made at the Cairo conference in 2014;
We urge the Israeli government to assist with the economic revitalisation of
Gaza including supporting Labor MK Omer Bar-Lev’s plans for the construction of
a seaport.
I will always do everything in my power to advocate
for peace and to promote a negotiated two state solution for two peoples; with
Israel safe, secure and recognised within its borders; living alongside a
democratic, independent Palestinian state.
I hope this is helpful. Thank you once again for
contacting me.
All the best,
Peter Kyle MP 

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