The Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Layla Moran, has described the Hamas terrorist group as “authoritarian, antisemitic and homophobic”.
Ms Moran made the comment in remarks to Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, saying: “The authoritarian, antisemitic and homophobic Hamas won the election in Gaza and in true dictatorial fashion, they have outlawed elections. I have publicly condemned Hamas and made clear they do not speak for me or my values.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has long called for Hamas, an antisemitic genocidal terrorist organisation, to be proscribed in its entirety in the UK.
Ms Moran also noted that “As with many political circles, unfortunately, the BDS movement does have issues with antisemitism which should be condemned,” referencing the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, the tactics of which a majority of British Jews find intimidating.
Following the contest between Mr Moran and Sir Ed Davey, the new leader of the Party will be announced on 27th August.