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ISRAEL has been in talks to appoint warmongering former prime minister Tony Blair as a “humanitarian co-ordinator” for Gaza, it was reported today.
An “unnamed Israeli senior official said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to leverage Mr Blair’s experience as former envoy to the region for the Middle East Quartet to temper international concerns over the civilian cost of Israel’s campaign in Gaza,” The Times of Israel reported.
Alongside Mr Netanyahu, Mr Blair is currently a patron of the Jewish National Fund, which builds settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.
Mr Blair continues to face calls from campaigners to be tried at The Hague for war crimes over the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people following the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Declassified documents from 1998 show that when Britain and the US bombed the country, Mr Blair was consistently informed military action was unlawful without UN authorisation.
The Chilcot inquiry found the invasion was unjustified and based on flawed intelligence.
A spokesperson for Mr Blair told the Financial Times that he is “discussing the situation obviously with a number of people in the region and elsewhere to see what can be done.”
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