LFI deletes offensive Gaza tweet. No apology or explanation

The organisation Labour Friends of Israel yesterday tweeted a comment on the slaughter of over fifty Palestinians that closely mirrored the statement of the Trump White House in blaming Hamas for the deaths caused when Israeli soldiers fired on crowds marking the seventieth Nakba anniversary: The comment was in marked contrast to the unequivocal condemnation […]

Labour’s and Labour Friends of Israel’s contrasting statements on Gaza slaughter

As the SKWAWKBOX covered earlier, dozens of Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded as Israeli forces opened fire on crowds protesting and commemorating the 70th ‘Nakba Day’. The confirmed death toll has now reached fifty-five, with 2,700 wounded. Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry issued a strongly-worded condemnation on behalf of the Labour Party: We […]