End of Israeli settlements was official UK policy for decades

27-09-2017 21:58

Source: Press TV


The official policy of the UK government for decades was that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories were illegal, says an analyst in New York.


“That’s actually official British government policy for many decades, even this government,” said Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus.


“The end of the settlements and the end of the occupation have been international law and policy since 1967 almost, 1968 and onwards,” Williams said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.


British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn slammed London’s foreign policy on Wednesday, asserting that “terrorism is thriving in a world our governments have helped to shape.”


Speaking at the party's annual conference in Brighton, Corbyn criticized Israel’s 50-year oppression of Palestinians and called for an end to the “oppression of the Palestinian people, the 50-year occupation and illegal settlement expansion.”


Corbyn also hinted at the double standards of British foreign policy in the Middle East region, criticizing arms sales to Saudi Arabia.


The Labour leader also addressed the brutal suppression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and demanded that Aung San Suu Kyi end the violence against the Rohingya and allow the UN and international aid agencies into Rakhine state. “The Rohingya have suffered for too long,” Corbyn emphasized.  


As a veteran peace activist, Corbyn has long been critical of London's involvement in US-led wars across the world its support of Israel in its unending oppression against Palestinians.


Corbyn has stood up for Palestine and Palestinian rights and has been a strong advocate against Britain’s foreign wars in the Middle East.

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