The United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has criticized Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters � along with the silence and support of Western governments � as shameful.
Corbyn said the United Kingdom, as a permanent U.N. Security Council member, has a particular responsibility to ensure there is accountability and effective international action to halt the killings.
The Labour leader said:
Last week, the United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinians after it had passed the vote. The United Kingdom abstained from the vote, while France, Russia, Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Peru, Sweden, and Ecuatorial Guinea backed the Kuwait-proposed measure.
The United States had put forward a countermeasure condemning and blaming the Palestinian group Hamas for the violence, a measure that did not receive the support of any other country in the 15-member council.
Source: Palestine Chronicle