As the British Labour party struggles with mounting revelations of anti-Semitism in its ranks, it received a vote of confidence on Tuesday that it might prefer to forgo — from the Palestinian terrorist movement known as Hamas.
Hamas spokesperson Taher A-Nunu told Breitbart that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to denounce the Gazan terrorists was a sign of BDS strength.
“We welcome the declaration of the Labour chairman and see his engagement as a very important statement that is also a painful hit that the Zionist enemy received,” A-Nunu said.
“It comes as part of the international boycott campaign that … is succeeding,” he asserted.
A-Nunu dismissed the controversy over anti-Semitism in Labour as a “Zionist campaign to define Labour party leaders as anti-Semitic.”
On the other hand, Corbyn got a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday from Israeli Labor party MK Itzik Shmuli who called on the leader of his U.K. sister party to resign.
“Instead of setting up another ridiculous investigative committee, Jeremy Corbyn should look in the mirror and be ashamed of the anti-Semitic spirit and moral slump into which the Labour party entered under his leadership,” said Shmuli.
Meanwhile, the U.K. Daily Telegraph reported that Corbyn has in the past expressed approval of the notorious terrorist Marwan Barghouti, comparing him to Nelson Mandela.
In a 2004 article, Corbyn wrote: “His sentence of five life terms [for muliple murders] by an Israeli Court means he now becomes an iconic figure for ordinary Palestinians, and his unshakable belief that he will be freed is shared by many.
“The Palestinian papers have likened his situation to that facing Mandela after the Rivonia Treason Trial in 1964. Indeed the similarities go well beyond the trial and prosecution of Marwan.”
A posting of the article has since been deleted from Corbyn’s website.