The outstanding lawmaker, â€œGorgeous Georgeâ€ who stood for justice and peace attacked by an Israeli supporter.
LAWMAKER HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR SUPPORT TO PALESTINIANS AND MUSLIMS
TMO Staff Reporter based on Agency report.
LONDON â€” George Galloway, an outspoken lawmaker who declared an â€œIsrael-free zoneâ€ in a northern English city of Bradford, suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack by an israeli suppoerter in west London on friday night. George Galloways support for the Palestinians and Muslim causes is well known.
Galloway had also criticized the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled the Iraqi leader., was attacked in west London on Friday night.
â€œIt is thought that the attack is connected to Mr Gallowayâ€™s support for the Palestinian cause,â€ the left-wing Respect Party said in a statement.
A Respect spokesman said the incident appeared to be connected with Israel because the attacker had been shouting about the Holocaust.
Police said a 39-year-old man, Neil Masterson of Camden Hill had been arrested and taken to a south London police station where he remained in custody.
The Metropolitan Police said will appear before Hammersmith Magistratesâ€™ Court on Monday.
The force said he was charged with â€œassault by beating which is religiously aggravated on a male in his 60s and also common assault on a male in his 40s.â€
It was understood the second charge related to a member of the public who stepped in.
Galloway had been posing for photos with people moments before, this racially motivated attack, his spokesman said.
His party tweeted a photo of his bruises which was taken as he made his way to hospital.
The outspoken Scot, dubbed â€œGorgeous Georgeâ€ by the British media, recently made headlines when he declared Bradford to be an Israel-free zone and urged people to reject all Israeli goods, services and even tourists.
Galloway, one of a handful of independent MPs in the Westminster parliament, stunned British politics when he won his West Bradford seat in 2012. The city has a large Muslim minority. â€“Agencies