Ranjeev Walia (Twickenham)

Ranjeev Walia (Twickenham)

Twitter: @Ranj4Twickenham. More information can be found here.

This response was received to questions about Israel/Palestine. 

Thank you for your email about Palestine.

Jeremy Corbyn has been clear that we cannot stand by or stay silent at the continuing denial of rights and justice to the Palestinian people.  The silence of many governments, including our own, has been deafening. The UK government should instead unequivocally condemn the killing of demonstrators – including children, paramedics and journalists – and other civilians, and freeze arms sales to Israel.

Peace cannot be achieved while the illegal occupation and settlement of Palestinian land continues, along with the multiple human rights abuses faced by Palestinians on a daily basis and actions of the Israeli government in flagrant disregard of international law.

That’s why a Labour government will recognise a Palestinian state and press for an immediate return to meaningful negotiations, aimed at achieving a lasting settlement based on UN resolutions, international law and justice that has been too long denied.