UK Pol Wants His District to Be an ‘Israel-Free Zone’

The current Gaza conflict has inspired one British politician to speak out in a strong way against the state of Israel. George Galloway, a member of Parliament representing Bradford West, declared recently that his district is now an “Israel-free zone” and doesn’t want any Israeli services or Israeli tourists coming in.

Standing in front of a Palestinian flag, Galloway said, “We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone. We don’t want any Israeli goods, we don’t want any Israeli services, we don’t want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college.”

He continued, “We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford even if any of them have thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel, and you have to do the same.”

Galloway’s remarks obviously got quite a bit of attention in England, and there’s currently a police investigation underway into the comments.

On Twitter, Galloway has remained defiant.

Watch the video below, via Alex Wickham:

[h/t NRO]
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