|The Palestinian terror group Hamas was called “serious, hard-working and not corrupt” by UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a radio interview in which he also urged a suspension of the EU’s trade agreement with Israel.
Mr. Corbyn added that Hamas should not have to recognise the Jewish State of Israel before peace talks can begin, according to the newly-resurfaced 2010 exchange recorded in London.
The revelation comes just 24-hours after the man seeking to become the UK’s next prime minister stirred
condemnation and disbelief from members of his own party after it was
revealed he attended a graveside wreath-laying ceremony honoring a
Palestinian terrorist involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.
A transcript of the recording, as published by the MailOnline, reveals Mr. Corbyn’s praise for Hamas. He said:
“It is not a question of whether one agrees or disagrees with Hamas on its political strategies or indeed its social strategies. “You have to recognise that the reality
is they have a great deal of support, they have a great deal of respect
from a lot of Palestinians who wouldn’t necessarily politically agree
with them but recognise they are serious, hard-working and they are not
corrupt. “But they want to be part of a process.”
Mr. Corbyn also criticised the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for not
entering peace talks with them despite the goodwill he ascribed. He
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