Labour Friends of Israel condemns Corbyn for visiting grave of Palestinian terrorist

A week and a half before the election, the Labour party leader was condemned by his own party for taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of terrorists.
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The Labour party condemned today (Monday) its candidate in the upcoming British election, MP Jeremy Corbyn, after he admitted that he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of a Palestinian terrorist involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.

Labour Friends of Israel, which represents 100 Labour peers and former MPs, condemned the news, saying it was part of “a very disturbing pattern of behaviour."

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“It is almost unbelievable that any Labour MP would participate in a ceremony honouring a man involved in the vicious murder of innocent Israeli athletes," said Jennifer Gerber of the organization. Yesterday, Corbyn admitted that in 2014, less than a year before becoming the Labour leader, he had traveled to Tunisia, where he visited the cemetery where members of the Palestine Liberation Organization are buried, including Atef Bseiso, who was directly involved in the Munich terror attack in 1972.

Corbyn described the event in an article published in the left-wing Morning Star newspaper: “After wreaths were laid at the graves of those who died on that day and on the graves of others killed by Mossad agents in 1991, we moved to the poignant statute in the main avenue of the coastal town of Ben Arous, which was festooned with Palestinian and Tunisian flags.”

The Labour Friends of Israel said that it is now seeking urgent clarification from the Corbyn’s office regarding the matter.



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