Head of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has condemned American punishments against the Palestinian people, including the assault on their right to have Jerusalem is the capital of their state.
Labour Friends of Palestine met in British Parliament on 14 March, highlighting speeches by Palestinian Authority Ambassador Manuel Hassassian, Jeremy Corbyn and Palestinian teenage poetÂ Leanne Mohamad.
Jeremy Corbyn slammed US President Donald Trump saying: â€śDonald Trump, his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sparked a resurgence in tensions.
â€śAnd, we absolutely condemn that. What we want is peace achieved in the region. You donâ€™t achieve it by the actions of Donald Trump, in that sense.â€ť
Corbyn also spoke out against the cuts made to UNRWA, the United Nations body that deals with Palestine refugees, who have been enforced out of their homes by the Israeli Zionist since 1948.
â€śAlso, the cuts that have been made to the funding of UNRWA, jeopardizing schooling and healthcare for Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, including 500,000 children whose only access to education is UN funded schools through UNRWA.
â€śNo one can believe that such a state of affairs will ever bring about a long-lasting peace,â€ť Corbyn said.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.