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Will Labour unity break over the Israel-Hamas war?

More than 20 councillors have resigned and 150 have petitioned the party leadership.

It took Keir Starmer nine days after saying on LBC that “Israel has that right” to cut of water and power off to Gaza to explain that this wasn’t what he meant. His comment has caused significant damage to his leadership of the Labour Party, with 23 councillors resigning and over 150 Muslim councillors now petitioning Labour to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Could the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prove just as much a problem for Keir Starmer as it did for Jeremy Corbyn?

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