Jeremy Corbyn, the embattled leader of the British labour party, said on Wednesday that his party will recognize a Palestinian state should they win upcoming elections.
Speaking at the annual Labour conference, Corbyn said the party is “united in condemning the shooting of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza by Israeli forces and the passing of Israel’s discriminatory Nation-State Law.”
“The continuing occupation, the expansion of illegal settlements and the imprisonment of Palestinian children are an outrage,” he said, adding that the Labour party supports a two-state solution to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
“But a quarter of a century on from the Oslo Accords we are no closer to justice or peace and the Palestinian tragedy continues, while the outside world stands by. And in order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said.Read more at i24NEWS.