[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Arms Export Controls

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:10 pm on 26th March 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle 3:10 pm, 26th March 2009

The Gaza strip is twice the size of my Pendle constituency, but it has a population 17 times as large. I think that the right hon. Gentleman is saying that it is impossible for the military to strike surgically in the circumstances to which he has referred. Is he also telling us that he believes that Israel committed war crimes during the attack in December because civilians would inevitably be caught up in the fighting in the way that he describes?