Labour UK chief and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the graves of terrorists involved in the abduction and murder of Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Massacre in a ceremony honoring the terrorists.
The visit took place in October 2014, and was documented by Corbyn on the Morning Star website, which is affiliated with Communist Party of Great Britain. At the time of the visit, Corbyn was not leader of the UK Labour Party, but had already served as an MP for the party for more than three decades.
In an article describing a ceremony honoring several slain Arab terrorists involved in the murder of Israeli athletes, Corbyn called the event “poignant”.
The article, entitled “Palestine United”, noted that participants had laid wreaths on the graves of the terrorists, whom Corbyn claimed had been liquidated by Israeli agents in the 1990s.
“After wreaths were laid at the graves of those who died on that day [at Sabra and Shatila] and on the graves of others killed by Mossad agents in Paris in 1991, we moved to the poignant statue in the main avenue of the coastal town of Ben Arous, which was festooned with Palestinian and Tunisian flags.”
Aside from his sympathetic description of the terrorist memorial, Corbyn appeared to question the veracity of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens by a Hamas-linked terror cell in 2014.
Corbyn claimed that Israel had used “the allegation that Hamas had abducted and killed three Israeli students in Hebron” for political ends.
The two-and-a-half year old article was discovered by the Sunday Times as Corbyn faces heavy criticism in the days leading up to the general election next Thursday over recent comments seemingly blaming the recent Manchester suicide bombing on British foreign policy.
“Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home,” Corbyn said last Friday.