Tuesday, 21 May, 2019


Israel reopens Gaza crossings after Hamas escalation

Direct hit on house in Ashkelon Direct hit on house in Ashkelon
Bennie Garza | 14 May, 2019, 21:31

Corbyn praised an anti-Israel march in London on Saturday in a statement in which he slammed the Jewish state and made no specific mention of the deadly rocket attack by Palestinian terrorists last week.

Protesters gathered at Portland Place and marched to Whitehall, where several speakers delivered speeches to the crowd.

The PLO's United Kingdom representative Husam Zomlot, British MPs, and pro-Palestine campaigners also gave speeches at the event.

The march was led by Ahed Tamimi, the activist teen who became a Palestinian national symbol after being jailed in Israel for aggravated assault, hindering a soldier in the line of duty, incitement, threatening a soldier's life and rock throwing, including one incident caught on video in which she slapped a soldier. Palestine can continue to count on Indonesia, as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reiterated time and again that a free Palestine remains a priority in Indonesia's foreign policy. Richard Burgeon, the Labour MP, said: 'Palestine has the right to exist but sadly that is a right that is increasingly threatened ...

Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War and others, the day came a just ahead of the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), in which hundreds of thousands were forcibly displaced from their homes to refugee camps in surrounding countries in 1948, when the state of Israel being created.

However, Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed his support for the Palestinians.

"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 - majority refugees or families of refugees - demanding their rights", he wrote. For more than seven decades later houses are still being demolished, children are illegally detained and the people of Gaza have been under siege for 13 years.

"It is truly shameful that in these halls there have been almost 700 resolutions condemning actions of Israel, the region's only real democracy, yet not one condemning Hamas' attacks on Israelis or its abuse and neglect of the very people it claims to represent", said Greenblatt, who flew in from Washington to "reprimand" the UNSC meeting.

The Trump administration is expected to roll out the long-awaited plan, possibly as early as next month, but the Palestinians have already rejected it as heavily biased in favor of Israel. We need your help to continue this work.

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