UK’s Corbyn: World leaders must hold Israel accountable for violating Palestinian rights
British lawmakers and former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on world leaders and governments to hold the Israeli regime to account for its “despicable” abuse of native Palestinians.
In a Twitter posts on Saturday, Corbyn slammed Western “democracies” for often ignoring the Israeli atrocities.
“There must be an urgent effort from world leaders and governments to hold the Israeli government to account for their despicable treatment of Palestinians, to end the apartheid and bring peace to the region, with justice, dignity and the guarantee of equal human rights for all,” Corbyn wrote.
He pointed to a recent Amnesty International report laying bare the Zionist regime’s abusive treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories.
“Leading global democracies, such as the UK, US and European Union, have all too often walked by on the other side when the plight of the Palestinian people is laid bare in the international media, or tirelessly campaigned on by organizations such as Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Human Rights Watch,” added the British politician.
He referred to Amnesty’s “comprehensive report” -- released earlier in the week – detailing the Tel Aviv regime’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied Palestine “as well as refugees displaced by conflict and violence across the Middle East.”
The development came as the US State Department reaffirmed its support for the Israeli regime after the international rights group censured Tel Aviv for imposing “apartheid" on Palestinians.
Human rights organizations have accused Israel of crimes against humanity and pursing policies of "apartheid" in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The word apartheid is often associated with South Africa, which was a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in country from 1948 until the early 1990s.
The brutal apartheid regime in South Africa oppressed the country’s Black majority for generations and ensured that the country was dominated politically, socially, and economically by the minority white population.