According to Breitbart, the answer to that is ‘yes’.
Hamas said on Monday that it “welcomed” Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reported refusal to condemn the Islamist organization and said Corbyn’s willingness to talk to them was a “painful hit to that the Zionist enemy received.”
Taher Al-Nunu, a spokesman and senior Hamas official said the following comments to Breitbart Jerusalem on Monday:
“We welcome the declaration of the Labour Chairman and see his engagement as a very important statement that is also a painful hit that the Zionist enemy received. It comes as part of the international boycott campaign that the enemy (Israel) is suffering from. This campaign is succeeding on both the economic and political levels and it comes at a moment that the enemy is facing difficulties in justifying its crimes against the Palestinian people.”
We consider the statements of the Labour leader to be an important message to people in Western countries that Hamas is not and will not be considered a terrorist group and our struggle is reduced to the borders of occupied Palestine.”
On Wednesday the Labour Leader refused to renounce his comments about Hamas and Hezbollah where he referred to the terrorist organisations as ‘friends’.
You can watch the exchange between Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn below.
Cameron and Corbyn clash at PMQs over anti-Semitism, Hamas and…Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over anti-Semitism and Corbyn’s comments about Hamas and Hezbollah at today’s Prime Ministers Questions.
Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Wednesday, May 4, 2016