A Labour MP who shared a video wrongly claiming it showed Israeli soldiers beating Palestinian children “for the fun of it” has apologised.

Grahame Morris was criticised after posting the footage on Twitter.

A post by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) accused the Easington MP of spreading “lies”.

Mr Morris said he was “sorry for sharing a post which purports to show the IDF hurting children but it was in fact the Guatemalan Army”.

“My error demonstrates the dangers of fake news online and I will be more diligent in future in checking my sources,” he said.

The Jewish Leadership Council tweeted that the apology was “half-hearted” and that Mr Morris had chosen “hostility and the spreading of fake news over sincerity and accuracy”.

‘Should know better’

Mr Morris’ tweet, which has

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