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.
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:
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.
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.
Source: Palestine Chronicle