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Suella Braverman was concerned in a tense conflict with a pro-Palestine scholar over protests at universities.

The former house secretary defended Israel throughout the GB News debate with Fiona Lali, nationwide campaigns coordinator for the Revolutionary Communist Party.

But Ms Lali accused the Tory MP of being a “war criminal” as she hit out on the Government.

It comes after Mrs Braverman yesterday headed to Cambridge University and tried to interact with pro-Palestine activists camped on a garden outdoors Senate House.

Ms Lali mentioned: “The only thing that is detached is your views and your approach to this situation and the whole of the Tory government.

“The student protesters are very attached to what is happening in Palestine and they are doing what they can in order to stop universities, who provide £450 million to the Israeli state and military, rather than investing in their own education.

“You are the one and your government is completely out of touch with what the majority of Britons think about what’s happening.

“The majority don’t assist what Israel is doing and truly need us to cease sending weapons.”

Mrs Braverman pressed her on what her view is of terror group Hamas.

Ms Lali replied: “I don’t want to talk about Hamas. The reason you want to talk about Hamas is because you want to keep justifying spending more money for Israel.

“Sunak was speaking about rising defence spending to 2.5%, they wish to spend a great deal of cash on that however no cash on the NHS, no cash on schooling, you wish to lower pensions, lower council budgets, that is what the federal government you assist is doing which is inflicting severe struggling on this nation as nicely.”

Mrs Braverman put it to her that the pro-Palestine protests at universities were “anti-Conservative”.

Ms Lali said: “Of course we’re anti-Conservative as a result of the Conservative authorities is facilitating and supporting a genocide. Not simply that it is also overseeing a horrific set of insurance policies, austerity insurance policies, which might be damaging everybody’s lives in Britain immediately.”

The Tory MP then asked: “So you haven’t any view on Hamas and no message for Hamas? Do you consider Israel has a proper to exist?”

Ms Lali replied: “What is your message to the vast majority of folks in Britain who hate and Tories, who hate you particularly.”

At that point, host Patrick Christys cut in and called on the student to answer Mrs Braverman’s question.

Ms Lali said: “You’re asking the flawed inquiries to distract from the central level that I used to be making which is the rationale you do not like these scholar protesters and encampments, one, is as a result of they’ve already introduced you down and, two, due to what it represents which is a rising motion on this nation which is in opposition to the Tories and any primary political events.”

Mrs Braverman pointed out the protests have posters and placards about Israel, Palestine and Gaza, adding: “Would you say Israel has a proper to defend itself?”

Ms Lali responded: “Israel doesn’t have the fitting to do what it’s doing proper now which is a genocide.

“You posing those questions is exactly what makes students in Cambridge think I don’t want to talk to you, I don’t want to talk to any war criminal. You are a war criminal.”

Mrs Braverman mentioned: “What do you say about the very legitimate aim that Israel is targeting a terrorist organisation called Hamas and is aiming to degrade, destabilise and kill Hamas terrorists.”

Ms Lali mentioned: “I disagree with that completely. Calling it legitimate, even if you want to talk about the legal world, all of those institutions, the International Court of Justice, have also said that legally what is happening is a genocide.”

But the Conservative MP replied:: “Well that’s wrong. Let’s stick to facts here.”