SHADOW chancellor Rachel Reeves was confronted by a mother over her party’s stance on Palestine.

It comes after the SNP’s Westminster leader Stephen Flynn penned a letter to both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer urging them to “change course” and back an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Israel has already carried out air strikes in southern Gaza’s Rafah as Palestinians brace for a major offensive on the city.

In a video shared on the Newham Independents Twitter/X page, Reeves is confronted by a woman who asks her “how could you live without water, have you had a glass of water today” and told the senior Labour figure “children are digging holes for water” in Gaza.

She then asks how Reeves would cope if she found children under rubble and was asked by the woman if she had any of her own.

“I’ve got a daughter. I’ve got a 19-year-old daughter. I couldn’t imagine burying her Rachel. Tell me how you’d feel. Why did you not vote for a ceasefire?”

Reeves was among those to abstain on the vote on the SNP's motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in November. 

Meanwhile, we previously told how a pro-Palestine activist is to challenge Keir Starmer’s seat as campaigners attempt to oust the Labour leader in the next General Election.

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Andrew Feinstein, a former African National Congress MP in South Africa, will run as a candidate in Starmer’s central London seat of Holborn and St Pancras, The Telegraph reported.

In a post on his Twitter/X account on Monday, Starmer said: “There are over 1.4 million displaced Palestinians in Rafah and it is the gateway to aid for Gaza – an Israeli offensive there would be catastrophic.

“The fighting must stop now. We need a sustainable ceasefire.”

Flynn was among those to respond to the tweet, writing on his own account: “Keir, it’s called an immediate ceasefire. And your support for one is so long overdue.”

Meanwhile, First Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Keir Starmer & Sunak’s unwillingness to call for an immediate ceasefire will never be forgotten, nor forgiven.

“The UK Government & Labour opposition should hang their heads in shame as we witness a massacre that is killing thousands of women & children in front of our very eyes.”