British Parliamentarian Andrew Turner of the Conservative Party was forced to apologize for equating Israel’s attacks on the Lebanese infrastructure and its citizens to the tactics carried out by the Nazis.
During a panel of discussions dealing with the Palestinian problem and the recent war in Lebanon, Turner claimed that there was much condemnation of suicide bombers, but very little of Israeli attacks in Gaza against civilians.
Turner slammed the British government for not calling for an immediate cease-fire during the summer conflict. He said even Human Rights Watch condemns Israel’s lawless attacks on south Lebanon that were followed by civilian casualties. “Those were the tactics of the Nazis in 1939 and 1940, attacking fleeing civilians from the air,” he said.