JEREMY Corbyn was accused of “disturbing behaviour” last night after admitting attending a wreath-laying ceremony for a Palestinian terrorist.
The Labour leader visited a cemetery where PLO terrorists – including one involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre – were buried in Tunisia in 2014.
Last night Jewish groups – already angered by Labour’s stance on anti-Semitism – erupted in fury.
Jennifer Gerber of Labour Friends of Israel – which represents 100 Labour peers and former MPs who are currently trying to be re-elected – told the Daily Telegraph: “It is almost unbelievable that any Labour MP would participate in a ceremony honouring a man involved in the vicious murder of innocent Israeli athletes.
“Unfortunately, this appears to be part of a very disturbing pattern of behaviour and we are seeking urgent clarification from the Leaders office on this matter.”
Mr Corbyn admitted attending a ceremony in Tunisia, north Africa in an article in the Communist-supporting Morning Star newspaper in October 2014.
He wrote: “After wreaths were laid at the graves of those who died on that day and on the graves of others killed by Mossad agents in 1991, we moved to the poignant statute in the main avenue of the coastal town of Ben Arous, which was festooned with Palestinian and Tunisian flags.”
Simon Johnson, chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, added: “It is high time that Jeremy Corbyn clarify his views regarding Palestinian terrorism.
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”At first sight, attending a wreath laying ceremony for a known terrorist, who led one of the most notorious acts of international terrorism, the attack on the Munich Olympics, would appear to be beyond the pale.”
Last night a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said: ”These are an extraordinarily tenuous set of connections.
”Of course Jeremy condemns the Munich massacre.”