London: British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing mounting pressure to change his Israel policy with his Deputy Nick Clegg and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond seeking an immediate suspension of arms licences to Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Clegg’s accused Israel of “overstepping the mark” in its attacks on Gaza “for defending its citizens,” Asian Lite reported, according to IANS. Cameron’s Conservative Party is in coalition with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats ruling the country since 2010.  British newspapers earlier revealed that arms and ammunition export licences worth £42 million have been granted to 130 British defence manufacturers since 2010 to sell military equipment to Israel.

 These range from weapons control and targeting systems to ammunition, drones and armoured vehicles. These were used during the recent Gaza military operations by Israel.  Clegg said he shared Baroness Warsi’s “concerns” over Britain’s relations with Israel.

Anasudhin Azeez

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