Israeli PM blasts Jeremy Corbyn for ‘laying wreath on the graves of terrorists’

The Labour leader responded by saying Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘claims about my actions and words are false’.

In a significant intervention, the Israeli leader said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” amid claims he laid a wreath on the graves of members of the Black September terror group, which killed 11 Israeli athletes in 1972.

But the Labour leader shot back, saying the claims were “false” and criticising the Israeli government policy towards Palestinians.

Mr Corbyn hit back: “Israeli PM @Netanyahu’s claims about my actions and words are false.

“What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children.”


Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger has meanwhile called on the Labour leader to apologise for his attendance at the event, saying that his “presence alone” demonstrated his “association and support.”

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