Corbyn hits back at Netanyahu criticism

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about him as "false", and hit out at the Israeli government's suppression of Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

 

“Netanyahu’s claims about my actions and words are false,” Corbyn tweeted on Monday. “What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children.”

The Labour leader also hit out at the Israeli government's policy to discriminate between Jewish and non-Jewish Israelis.

"The nation state law sponsored by @Netanyahu's government discriminates against Israel's Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv."

More than 30,000 Israelis and Palestinians protested against the new law at the weekend, while Arab and Druze lawmakers have promised to fight the legislation in the courts.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Netanyahu’s Office have both declined to comment on Jeremy Corbyn’s tweets.

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