Britain’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would recognise a Palestinian state if he took office in the next general elections.
During his speech to the party’s conference in Liverpool, Corbyn stressed he would recognise Palestine in order to implement a 2-state solution brokered by the UN, amid widespread applause by party members.
“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,” stated Corbyn.
“As my great Israeli friend Uri Avnery who died this year put it: “What is the alternative to peace? A catastrophe for both peoples.
“And in order to help make that two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office.”
The leader of the Labour party also condemned the killing of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza during the Great Return March at the hands of Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers since the six-week demonstration kicked off on March 30.