UK Opposition Leader Corbyn Condemns Gaza ‘Outrage’

British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday condemned the illegal and inhumane violence against Palestinians by the Israeli state.

In a statement read out outside government offices, Corbyn said:

At least 31 Palestinians have been martyred and 2,850 others injured by Israeli gunfire in anti-occupation rallies on the border of the Gaza Strip since last week, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Corbyn’s statement was read out during a protest organized by the Friends of Al Aqsa group outside the prime minister’s offices at Downing Street.

The Labour leader said the Palestinians have a right to protest against their appalling conditions and the continuing blockade and occupation of Palestinian land, and in support of their right to return to their homes and their right to self-determination.

Criticizing the silence from the international powers, Corbyn has urged the UK government to

Thousands of Palestinians have been staging demonstrations on Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel against the decades-long Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

The rallies are part of a six-week demonstration that will culminate on May 15, which will mark the 70th anniversary of Israel’s establishment � an event Palestinians refer to as the Nakba or Catastrophe.

Demonstrators demand that Palestinian refugees be granted the right of return to their towns and villages in historical Palestine, from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Source: Palestine Chronicle