The Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Friday thanked British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn for his expression of solidarity toward a pro-Palestinian rally in London.
In a written statement, Corbyn voiced his support for the annual demonstration marking the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”), when Palestinians mourn their mass displacement that resulted from Israel’s war for independence in 1948. Corbyn also called on the UK government to freeze arms sales to Israel, a demand he has made repeatedly.
Hamas responded saying the embattled Labour leader, who faces accusations of fostering anti-Semitism in his party, expressed support and solidarity with the Palestinian people “and their inalienable rights to freedom, perseverance, and self-determination.”
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