'While the UK collectively holds its breath to see whether International Development Secretary Priti Patel will emerge from 10 Downing Street unscathed, Palestinian activists and academics have denounced the Tory MP’s deceptive conduct.
Patel was recalled from Africa Wednesday morning by Prime Minister Theresa May after fresh evidence emerged of Patel participating in off-diary, unauthorized meetings with prominent Israeli politicians.
Some have called Patel’s secret meetings with Israeli officials (while ‘on holiday’) “disappointing” and “a matter of grave concern,” while others have been much harsher on the embattled MP.
Academic Dr Ghada Karmi, research fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, said Patel’s actions have reminded Palestinians they have no friends within the British government – just as things were a century ago.'
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