Former leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called on his country to immediately and unconditionally recognize the State of Palestine.
In a parliament discussion regarding the recognition of the State of Palestine on Thursday, Corbyn asserted: “We should support the immediate and unconditional recognition of the State of Palestine.”
Corbyn also tweeted a video of his speech in parliament in which he spoke about the abuses of the Israeli settlement policy.
He stated that the settlements built by the occupation have for years aimed to strip Palestinians of the homes in which they have lived for 70 or 80 years.
Corbyn noted that he has personally witnessed refugees suffering profoundly due to the Israeli policies displacing them from their homes.
He also talked about the Israeli occupation’s attempts to evacuate the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and other areas in occupied Jerusalem, whose residents fled to Jerusalem after the 1948 Nakba.