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Conservative MPs have voiced frustration and irritation with Lord Cameron’s “sniping” at Israel over its dealing with of its warfare with Hamas, it has been revealed.

A bunch of pro-Tory MPs is about for a showdown with the international secretary on Tuesday, with feedback voicing “irritation” on the international secretary’s criticism of Israel.

While calling out Hamas’ persevering with refusal to launch harmless Israeli hostages kidnapped on October 7, Lord Cameron has steadily referred to as on Israel to amend its techniques and insurance policies.

Last week the Foreign Secretary criticised Israel for not growing the quantity of help entering into the Gaza Strip, and warned in regards to the prospect of a navy offensive in Rafah.

Theresa Villiers, a former cupboard minister who represents a powerful Jewish constituency in North London, warned that the UK Government “must [support] Israel’s right to defend itself from the genocidal death cult that attacked them on October 7”.

“Lord Cameron should acknowledge the huge efforts being made by the IDF to minimise civilian casualties and also to facilitate aid to Gaza.”

She implied his overenthusiastic criticism of Israel may even jeopardise Britain’s diplomatic partnership with “the only democracy in the Middle East”.

Andrew Percy, the Commons’ most outspoken Jewish MP, fumed that the Foreign Office “repeatedly” locations “all of the emphasis on Israel and holds them to account for the consequences of a war they did not start and for civilian suffering which is [a] result of the actions of Hamas”.

Bob Blackman MP added: “We’ve got to be more stringent in our support for Israel generally”.

In an try to assuage issues, a Foreign Office supply instructed the Sunday Telegraph that Lord Cameron “is a huge friend of Israel”.

“He went to Kibbutz Be’eri and has seen the horror of what took place there so he gets it.

“But sometimes being a friend means having to deliver a tough message, like over humanitarian aid.”

However fears about Lord Cameron’s perspective in direction of Israel go approach again to 2010, when he used a go to to Turkey to match the expertise of Palestinians within the Gaza Strip to that of a “prison camp”.

He warned: “The situation in Gaza has to change.

“Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.”

He then doubled down when asked about his undiplomatic language at a press conference, quipping: “My description of Gaza is something I said in the House of Commons several weeks ago.

“Perhaps this is final proof that if you want to keep something completely secret you should announce it in the House of Commons.”

At the time, the Israeli ambassador to London hit back: “The people of Gaza are the prisoners of the terrorist organisation Hamas.

“The situation in Gaza is the direct result of Hamas’ rule and priorities.”