The leader of the UK opposition Labour Party,Â MP Jeremy Corbyn, reiterated, this weekend, his partyâ€™s support for the Palestinian cause, condemning human rights violations by Israel.
In a Facebook post, Corbyn wrote, â€śWe cannot stand by or stay silent at the continuing denial of rights and justice to the Palestinian peopleâ€¦ The Labour Party is united in condemning the ongoing human rights abuses by Israeli forces, including the shooting of hundreds of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza â€“ most of them refugees or families of refugees â€“ demanding their rights.â€ť
Corbyn also condemned the Israeli aggression on Gaza, last week, in which 25 Palestinians and four Israelis were killed in retaliatory strikes, describing it as â€śdistressing and dangerous â€“ and a reminder of the risk that full-scale conflict can return at any time.â€ť
â€śThe silence of many governments, including our own, has been deafening,â€ť he remarked, adding: â€śThe UK government should instead unequivocally condemn the killing of demonstrators â€“ including children, paramedics and journalists â€“ and other civilians, and freeze arms sales to Israel.â€ť
Corbyn called for a sustainable peace that delivers peace, justice and security to both Palestinians and Israelis, saying that it â€ścannot be achieved while the illegal occupation and settlement of Palestinian land continues, along with the multiple human rights abuses faced by Palestinians on a daily basis and actions of the Israeli government in flagrant disregard of international law.â€ť
Meanwhile, the UK opposition leader said, according to Days of Palestine, that â€śIf President Trumpâ€™s Middle East plan is, as expected, an attempt to bury the Palestiniansâ€™ right to a viable state alongside Israel, we will call on our government and the international community to reject it decisively.
â€śNo peace plan can succeed at the expense of the rights of the Palestinian people. Thatâ€™s why a Labour government will recognise a Palestinian state and press for an immediate return to meaningful negotiations, aimed at achieving a lasting settlement based on UN resolutions, international law and justice that has been too long denied.â€ť