Jeremy Corbyn urges stand against UK anti-boycott bill amidst injustice in Jenin

Jeremy Corbyn urges stand against UK anti-boycott bill amidst injustice in Jenin

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London
07 July, 2023


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Hundreds of Londoners rallied in front of the Israeli embassy to the UK on Wednesday night to protest Israel's brutal aerial and ground assault on the Jenin refugee camp at the start of this week.

The attack, which began on Monday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday, left 13 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured. Much of the overcrowded camp has been destroyed and 3,000 residents have been displaced.

Speakers at the London protest also took aim at the UK government's proposal to ban the right of public bodies to adopt boycott, divestment and sanctions principles against Israel. The proposed bill passed its second reading at the House of Commons on Monday, the same day Israel launched its invasion of Jenin refugee camp.

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn slammed the "wretched bill" for its "singling out the Palestinian people for special mention" and "the very dangerous effect it will have on our free speech". 

 

Produced by Reem Khabbazy

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