CIR appreciates Corbyn call to freeze arm sales to Israeli occupation

Council of International Relations – Palestine appreciated the call by the British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to freeze arm sales to the Israeli occupation.

The call came after UN said Israel’s killings at Gaza protests may amount to war crimes.

The Council said in a statement issued on Saturday that the position of Mr. Corbyn is a great and courageous attitude towards the crimes of the occupation, and comes in light of the fierce campaign by his opponents.

“We call on all States that have relations with the criminal Israeli occupation to boycott it and to comply with the principles of international law that calls for the prosecution and punishment of war criminals.”, the council added.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the British government to condemn Israel’s killings and demanded a freeze on arms sales to Israel.

Corbyn tweeted: ” The UN says Israel’s killings of demonstrators in Gaza – including children, paramedics and journalists – may constitute “war crimes or crimes against humanity, The UK government must unequivocally condemn the killings and freeze arms sales to Israel. “