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British politician tells Press TV: Israeli crimes in Gaza part of ‘ethnic cleansing policy’

Palestinians walk amid debris of buildings hit in Israeli strikes in Gaza City on the fourth day of a truce in fighting between Israel and Hamas. (Photo by AFP)

Ranjeet Brar, a prominent figure within the Communist Party of Great Britain, who was arrested for speaking out about Israel’s crimes in Gaza, says the regime’s actions in the besieged enclave are part of its “ethnic cleansing policy.”

“The whole of Gaza can be described as a ghetto of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land,” Brar, also a cardiovascular surgeon, told Press TV in an interview on Monday.

Brar said he was accused of displaying “racial hatred” against Israel by distributing the book “Zionism: a racist, anti-Semitic and reactionary tool of imperialism,” which was written about years ago.

He was arrested in London during a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people, following Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip which was launched on October 7 after Hamas’ Al-Aqsa Storm Operation.

It “can’t be racism to repeat historical facts,” he said.

“They have deliberately targeted anyone who is trying to equate the crimes of Zionist Israel with German Nazi,” he added.

Brar supported the Palestinian resistance groups saying this is the only way Palestinians can claim back their rights.

“[The West] behaves as if history started on October 7, and before the Hamas ‘unjustified’ attack on Israel everything was peaceful and everything comes down to Hamas fighters, but when you put it in context, it is very clear to see that Israel, the US and UK are the aggressors, ”  he said.

He called Zionism “a racist entity implanted by the British as a settler colonial force.”

Brar also lashed out at the Western leaders for justifying Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians in order to use Israel as a tool to dominate the oil-rich region.

He said Israel is a “puppet” to the United States and the UK and pointed to the other interventions and actions of the two countries such as “hostility towards Iran, occupation of Iraq, occupation of Afghanistan, war in Yemen, occupation of Syria, war to displace the government of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi, and other relentless wars” as plans to interfere and to steal their resources.

Hamas launched the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.

Tel Aviv also blocked water, food, and electricity to Gaza, plunging the coastal strip into a humanitarian crisis.

More than 15,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed in the Israeli strikes.

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