Corbyn attended a conference in Qatar in 2012 with Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal and terrorist leaders behind devastating attacks.
By: United with Israel Staff
The United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attended a conference in Qatar in 2012 with Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal and terrorist leaders behind attacks that killed dozens of Israelis in 2001, The Telegraph reported Monday.
In addition to Corby and Mashaal, others present at the event included Hudam Badran, the former leader of Hamas’s military wing, who was behind several terrorist attacks during the Second Intifada, including the 2001 suicide bombings at Jerusalem’s Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem (15 people killed) and at Tel Aviv’s Dolphinarium nightclub (21 killed), as well as Abdul Adiz Umar, who was given seven life sentences for his part in the 2003 bombing of a Jerusalem cafe that killed seven.
Writing about the event in the UK’s Morning Star, Corbyn noted that their contribution to the conference was “fascinating and electrifying.”
Hamas declared on Twitter after the event “we salute Jeremy Corbyn’s supportive positions to the Palestinians,” more evidence of his long-running links to the Islamist terror group.
A spokesman for Corbyn told The Telegraph that he “has a long and principled record of solidarity with the Palestinian people and engaging with actors in the conflict to support peace and justice in the Middle East. That is the right thing to do.”
More Evidence of Corbyn’s Hatred of Israel
Corbyn is facing mounting allegations of anti-Semitism and hatred for the Jewish state.
Last Monday, he acknowledged that he was present at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 honoring Palestinian terrorists linked to the Munich Massacre.
Last weekend, the Daily Mail published photos showing that Corbyn laid a wreath and participated in a prayer service at the graves of the Black September terrorists responsible for the brutal massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
“I was present when it was laid. I don’t think I was actually involved in it,” Corbyn told reporters.
“I was there because I wanted to see a fitting memorial to everyone who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere because we have to end it,” he added, apparently referring to a Mossad hit on a terrorist as a “terrorist incident.”
The statement did not quell criticism from Jewish groups and Labour members who say Corbyn has allowed anti-Semitism to fester in the party.
“Being ‘present’ is the same as being involved. … Where is the apology?” tweeted Labour lawmaker Luciana Berger.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that “the laying of a wreath by Jeremy Corbyn on the graves of the terrorist who perpetrated the Munich massacre and his comparison of Israel to the Nazis deserves unequivocal condemnation from everyone — left, right and everything in between.”
Similarly, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) revealed last Monday that Corbyn’s 2015 campaign to become leader of the Labour Party was partly funded by Dr. Ibrahim Hamami of London, who is alleged to be aligned with Hamas, the genocidal anti-Semitic terrorist organization, and by retired Professor Ted Honderich, who stated in 2011 that Palestinians had a “moral right” to engage in terrorism.
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