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British lawmaker Warsi resigns from Govt over Gaza issue

In a message on social media website Twitter, Sayeeda Warsi tweeted “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza”.

She was the first female Muslim Cabinet minister in England. She served as Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and later became the Minister for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Copy of a resignation letter tweeted by Ms. Sayeda Warsi.
Copy of a resignation letter tweeted by Ms. Sayeda Warsi.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson expressed his sadness over Warsi’s resignation.

It should be noted that Israel’s offensive in Gaza, by the name of “Operation Protective Edge”, has claimed more than 1800 Palestinian lives.

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