British MP George Galloway Assailed by Man 'Shouting About Holocaust'

Attack, which left Galloway with suspected broken jaw and rib, may have been connected to MP's anti-Israel comments, spokesman says.

A photo tweeted by Galloway's Respect Party as he headed to the hospital.
A photo tweeted by George Galloway's Respect Party as he headed to the hospital on August 29, 2014.

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 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.

Galloway was questioned by the police earlier this months for declaring the city of Bradford, part of which he represents, "an Israel-free zone." He urged the city to reject all Israeli goods, services, academics and even tourists.

“We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college," Galloway said at a meeting of the far-left Respect Party in Leeds.

“We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford, if any of them had thought of doing so.

“We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.”