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CIR: Labour Party motion historic, undermines Zionist efforts to whitewash occupation

Council on International Relations – Palestine welcomed backing a motion in Labour conference to demand sanctions against Israel for its illegal actions under international law, to stop the UK’s arms trade with Israel, and end trade with illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

The council said in a statement issued, Monday, that this motion is a pivotal shift in the history of Britain’s relationship with the Palestinian issue, especially that it comes from a major party that may form the government in the coming period.

Regarding the tireless Zionist efforts to distort the Palestinians, the council said that these attempts will not succeed in changing the facts and the Labour Party’s recent motion is the best evidence.

“We welcome this motion, and we thank everyone who voted yes, and we consider the motion a significant addition to the international consensus that is forming and sees that “Israel” is practicing apartheid that must be fought”, the CIR added.

The Council called on all British parties to take the same decisions that are in line with international law and the will of free peoples, and that express solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of the occupation and its crimes.

Labour conference has backed a motion for the party to demand sanctions against Israel for its illegal actions under international law, to stop the UK’s arms trade with “Israel”, and end trade with illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

Naim expresses condolences to family of MP Jo Cox

Chairman of Council on International Relations, Basem Naim, expressed his sincere condolences to family of MP Jo Cox who was slain on Thursday.

Naim said in a press release Friday: ” we were deeply shocked by the murder of UK MP Jo Cox who was one of the most powerful supports for Palestine and its people’s rights, especially the refugees. She had honorable positions in defending boycotting the Israeli occupation as a legitimate right.”

” This murder sends a clear and powerful message that ‘ terrorism has no religion and homeland and doesn’t exclude anyone’. The Palestinian people knows enough the meaning of terrorism through what they suffered in the past 7 decades from “the state terrorism” that Israel exercised and still.”

Jo Cox, a Labour Party member of the UK Parliament, was slain on Thursday in what police said was likely the work of a lone gunman.