Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
(photo credit: PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS)
New controversial pictures emerged on Wednesday from an event during which British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attending a 2014 wreath-laying ceremony for the terrorists massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The new pictures show Corbyn alongside Tunisian terror chief Maher al-Taher, whose group claimed responsibility for the 2014 Har Nof synagogue massacre.
In the November 2014 attack, four prominent rabbis and a police officer, including three US citizens and one British citizen, were brutally murdered when two Arab suspects from east Jerusalem’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood stormed the Kehillat Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof, wielding axes, knives and a pistol.
The two perpetrators of the attack, who were killed in a shootout with police at the synagogue’s entrance, were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, of which al-Taher is the leader-in-exile. The US, Israel and the EU classify the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine as a terrorist organization.
Corbyn on wreath laying for Munich terrorists, August 13, 2018 (Reuters)
The Har Nof massacre took place only a month after Corbyn was photographed together with al-Taher at the ceremony in Tunisia. The Labour leader, according to the British tabloid The Sun
, attended the event which was labeled as a service to commemorate Palestinian “martyrs.”
While Corbyn insisted he was at the service to commemorate 47 Palestinians killed in a 1985 Israeli air strike on a Tunisian PLO base, pictures showed him standing a meter from the grave of Black September members, who perpetrated the Munich atrocity.
However, the Daily Mail
claims the monument commemorating those victims is in a different part of the cemetery from where Corbyn was photographed standing. The images, posted on the Facebook page of the Palestine Embassy in Tunisia, show him standing under a red canopy with a corrugated steel roof. According to the Mail
, that structure runs beside the graves of Black September members and a plaque honoring their founder, Salah Khalaf, his key aide Fakhri al-Omari, and Hayel Abdel-Hamid, PLO chief of security.
In another controversial photo of the event, Corbyn is seen close to the grave of terrorist Atef Bseiso, intelligence chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Bseiso is also linked to the massacre.
In recent months, Corbyn has been frequently accused of antisemitism
. Last week, he made headlines when a video emerged of a speech he gave in 2013, in which he ostensibly compared Israel’s control of the West Bank to the Nazi occupation of Europe during World War II.
In addition, the Labour Party and Corbyn have been at the center of a protracted row over the party’s failure to address antisemitism
within its ranks, and its recent decision to adopt an abridged version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definitions, specifically omitting a clause that discourages comparing Israeli policy to that of the Nazis. Jeremy Sharon and Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.
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