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News ID: 4935
Publish Date: 8:18 - 30 August 2014
Attack, which left Galloway with suspected broken jaw and rib, may have been connected to MP's anti-Israel comments, spokesman says.
British Parliament Member George Galloway has been hospitalized after being attacked on a London street, the BBC reported Saturday. The assailant was "shouting about the Holocaust," according to the MP's spokesman.

"George was posing for pictures with people and supporters in Notting Hill, west London and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him," the spokesman said.

"It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust."

Police who responded on the scene arrested a suspect.

Galloway may have suffered a broken jaw, a broken rib and severe bruising to the face and head. The Friday night attack in Notting Hill left the Respect MP in "a pretty bad shape," the spokesman said.

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