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British Cabinet Minister Resigns Over Gaza Policy

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:14:43 +0000

Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigned from the British government Tuesday, citing its policy on the crisis in Gaza as "morally indefensible."

Sayeeda Warsi is among a number of politicians from Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling party who have been pushing the leader to take a stronger stance on Israel.

Opposition Labor party leader Ed Miliband said Warsi acted with "principle and integrity."

London mayor Boris Johnson, a fellow Conservative, paid tribute to Warsi, condemning Israeli violence as "disproportionate."

As for the Baroness, she believes Britain's current governmental stance is "detrimental" to Britain's national interest.

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