UK minister Priti Patel resigns over secret Israel trip

[11/8/2017 1:59:15 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The UK's international development secretary, Priti Patel, has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with officials during what she said was a family holiday to Israel.

Patel abandoned a foreign trip and returned to the UK on Wednesday after it was uncovered she went on a visit to Israel with a lobbyist, during which she held 12 meetings, including one with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Patel failed to inform either UK Prime Minister Theresa May or Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about the meetings.

On Tuesday she admitted that after the 13-day visit in August, she had wanted to give British aid money to the Israeli army in the Golan Heights.


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