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UK citizens and foreign conflict

It's concerning to read of the recruitment of dozens of British citizens to fight alongside Israeli forces in the latest military confrontation between Israel and Gaza.

I wonder do our security services have the same concerns they have for the hundreds of Britons fighting in Syria who could, as one national newspaper alarmingly put it, "return [home] to emulate attacks such as the London bombings and 9/11"?

I also wonder did our security forces have the same concerns regarding the SAS operations in Iraq which amounted to dressing up as Arabs and planting car bombs to stoke sectarian hatred?

Louis Shawcross


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