3 NOVEMBER

BRITISH TROOPS SEIZE MOSUL TO GAIN CONTROL OVER THE OIL FIELDS

[ 3 November 1918 ]

on 3 November 1918, four days after an armistice with Germany’s First World War ally Turkey had brought to an end hostilities in the near east, the British army in Mesopotamia, acting under direct orders from Prime Minister Lloyd George, seized the town of Mosul in what is today northern Iraq. 

BRITAIN PROMISES TO PROTECT ISRAELI WAR CRIMINALS

William Hague in 2010
US Department of State Photo

[ 3 November 2010 ]

On 3 November 2010, Foreign Secretary William Hague, while on a visit to Israel, pledged that Britain would not allow any Israeli politician to be arrested for alleged war crimes if they came to London. He assured journalists that he was putting forward proposals in parliament that would guarantee Israeli government ministers and other officials immunity from any such charges while in the United Kingdom.1

FOOTNOTE

  1. Harriet Sherwood, ‘Israel sparks legal row during William Hague Visit,’ The Guardian, 3 November 2010, accessed online at url https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/03/israel-war-crimes-row-william-hague

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