Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would recognize a Palestinian state as soon as it takes office, during his speech to the party’s conference in Liverpool.
To widespread applause, Corbyn said the party would recognize a state of Palestine in order to implement the UN-brokered two-state solution.
— Jeremy Corbyn for PM (@JeremyCorbyn4PM) September 26, 2018
“But a quarter of a century on from the Oslo Accords we are no closer to justice or peace and the Palestinian tragedy continues, while the outside world stands by.”
“And in order to help make that two-state settlement a reality, we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office.”
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) September 26, 2018
The Labor leader also condemned the killing of largely unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza during the Great March of Return at the hands of Israeli Army soldiers since the six-week demonstration kicked off on March 30.
Taking aim at the “ongoing denial of justice and rights to the Palestinian people,” he said:
“Our Party is united in condemning the shooting of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza by Israeli forces and the passing of Israel’s discriminatory Nation-State Law.”
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) September 26, 2018
Tensions have heightened between Israel and the Occupied Territories of Palestine after US President Donald Trump effectively recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital. The decision was widely protested in Palestine and abroad.
The UK government is avowedly committed to a two-state solution.
— Denny Cormier (@santafeez) September 26, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with Trump’s controversial decision to move the US embassy and said the UK had no intention to follow suit.
Britain was one among the 128 countries who voted in favor of a UN resolution condemning Trump’s decision.
(RT, PC, Social Media)