PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, expressedÂ the grief of Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine overÂ the death of âPalestineâs dear friend and peace and justice activist,â British Labour MP Jo Cox,Â who was brutally murdered outside a West Yorkshire library on Thursday.
âMP Cox, a devoted humanitarian and member of the Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East, was a passionate, courageous leader and human rights defender who tirelessly advocated for various causes, including the plight of Syrian refugees, Palestinian child prisoners and an end to the illegal blockade on Gaza,â AshrawiÂ was quoted to say, by the PNN.
âWe are deeply saddened by such a tragic and senseless loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, loved ones and the people of Britain,â she added.
Cox was killedÂ on Thursday, in the streets of Birstall, a West Yorkshire village in her constituency.
Thomas Mair, the man who stabbed and shot Cox, gave his name as âDeath to traitors, freedom for Britainâ, when he appeared at Westminster Magistratesâ Court.