Jack Straw in revolt against Blair over Israel's war on Lebanon

"The Cabinet revolt against Tony Blair intensified last night as Jack Straw broke ranks to condemn Israel for causing 'death and misery to innocent civilians'.

"Mr [Jack] Straw, now Leader of the House, said that he grieved for innocent Israelis but also the '10 times as many innocent Lebanese men, women and children who have been killed by Israeli fire', adding: 'It's very difficult to understand the kind of military tactics used by Israel. These are not surgical strikes but have caused death and misery to many innocent civilians.'"

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