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The UK has suspended a British-Nigerian minister, MP Kate Osamor.

Osamor was suspended for accusing Israel of genocide on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The minister stirred controversy when she claimed in her weekly newsletter that Gaza should be included on the list of’recent genocides’.

Posting a photo of herself signing the Holocaust Education Trust’s commemoration book in Westminster, she wrote on X, “Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of other people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and now Gaza.

However, Osamor later posted an apology on social media on Friday night, writing on X, ‘Holocaust Memorial Day is a day to remember the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust and the genocides that have occurred since.

“I apologise for any offence caused by my reference to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Gaza as part of that period of remembrance.”

The Board of Deputies, the Jewish Labour Movement, and the Holocaust Educational Trust reacted to her controversial remarks.

A Labour source told MailOnline on Sunday evening that the Chief Whip had suspended Kate Osamor from the Parliamentary Labour Party pending an investigation.

A representative for the Campaign Against Antisemitism stated, “The International Definition of Antisemitism, adopted by the Labour Party, lists comparing Israel to Nazis as an example of antisemitism.” That is what Kate Osamor effectively achieved.

‘The Labour Party has acted correctly in taking swift action against Ms Osamor and we will be following the matter with interest.

‘There are some who wish to drag the Party backwards to darker days when views like those expressed by Ms Osamor were common, and they must fail.’

A Jewish Labour Movement spokesperson added, “This is wholly inappropriate.

“This week we have been commemorating the murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust – and those who perished in subsequent genocides, as listed by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

“Unilaterally co-opting the war in Gaza, despite the horrific suffering there, on to that list is wrong and offensive.”

The United Nations’ top court declared Friday that Israel must take all means to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza, but it did not mandate an immediate halt to operations.

Judges from the International Court of Justice issued an interim ruling in South Africa’s genocide complaint against Israel.

Israel’s retaliatory attacks in Gaza have killed 25,900 individuals, the majority of them were women and children, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

According to the BBC, the current war began after Hamas launched an attack on southern Israel on October 7, murdering around 1,300 people, the majority of whom were civilians, and kidnapping 240.