What they say

This government has been very clear from the outset and so have I: we are proud to support the biggest defence exports drive in decades

Gerald Howarth, International Security Strategy Minister, November 2010
Picture: Mohammad Rujailah

Haya, 12, and her sister Lama, 4, were putting the rubbish out when they were killed in Israel's attacks on Gaza in December 2008. The UK supplied parts for the planes used in the bombing.

Picture: Mohammad Rujailah. Read more about the impact of Israel's attacks on Gaza on Sharyn Lock's blog.

There is a sense that in the past we were rather embarrassed about exporting defence products. There is no such embarrassment in this Government.

Peter Luff, Defence Equipment Minister, June 2010

This is not ok

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