Cherie Blair says she is ‘ashamed’ of Hamas atrocity deniers

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Cherie Blair says she is ‘ashamed’ of Hamas atrocity deniers

Tony Blair's wife was speaking at a Westminster event recalling the horror's of Oct 7 hosted by Sheryl Sandberg, ex- chief operating officer of Meta,

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Cherie Blair KC
Cherie Blair KC

Cherie Blair KC has told an event held in Westminster she feels “ashamed” that people in this country have refused to accept atrocities committed by Hamas, including rape, in Israel in the October 7th atrocity.

Speaking briefly at an event hosted by Sheryl Sandberg the former chief operating officer of Meta, in a House of Lords committee room, Tony Blair’s barrister wife added:”‘People don’t want to hear that this is happening because it interferes with the narrative of the good guys and the bad guys.

“Life isn’t just good or bad.”

Blair also said she had been “humbled” to listen to speeches by Shari Mendes, a volunteer who helped look after the bodies of female IDF soldiers after the Hamas massacre and from Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law at the American University.

She also told Wednesday’s event, hosted by the Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn, that it was “not right” that members of the Jewish community, whether “practising or non-practising” had been left “walking around frightened.”

Sheryl Sandberg

Opening the event Sandberg said:”If we can’t agree that rape is wrong; that rape is not resistance, that rape is not freedom fighting – then the question becomes not what is happening in the Middle East but what is happening to our humanity?”

Mendes, an Orthodox volunteer, told of the horror of seeing “systematic genital mutilation” as she watched over the dead bodies of those murdered by Hamas terrorists to ensure, and witnssed many of the forensic tests taking place.

In a graphic account Mendes recalled witnessing bodies without limbs, and some so badly they burnt they were little more than ashes as a result of the terrorist’s massacre.

The Conservative MP Nicola Richards and Labour’s Alex Davies-Jones also spoke of the need for continuing publicity on the appalling acts carried out on women, in the midst of widespread scepticism and denial.

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