U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

07.03.2019 - Democracy Now!

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U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales
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In Britain, Labour Party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is renewing calls for the U.K. to stop selling arms to Israel in light of the recent U.N. inquiry that found that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in their response to protesters in Gaza since the start of the Great March of Return demonstrations last March.

The report says that Israeli forces targeted unarmed protesters in Gaza with lethal force—including children, journalists and the disabled—and that they killed 189 Palestinians, almost all of them with live ammunition.

“The UK government must unequivocally condemn the killings and freeze arms sales to Israel,” Corbyn tweeted after the report was published.

The Labour Party, which is not currently in power, passed a motion last year calling for an embargo on arms sales to Israel.

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