Corbyn’s campaign for the Labour leadership was partly funded by two supporters of Palestinian terrorists.
Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 campaign to become leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party was partly funded by Dr. Ibrahim Hamami of London, who is alleged to be aligned with Hamas, the genocidal anti-Semitic terrorist organization, and by retired Professor Ted Honderich, who stated in 2011 that Palestinians had a “moral right” to engage in terrorism, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) has revealed Monday.
CAA reviewed Electoral Commission documents and found that Hamami gave £2,000, while Honderich gave £5,000. Corbyn had three main individual donors to his campaign, of which Hamami and Honderich were two.
According to an investigation by The Telegraph in 2015, Hamami is founder and director of the pro-Hamas Palestinian Affairs Centre and has been a columnist for the official Hamas newspaper, The Filastin.
According to the Daily Mail, Hamami praised violence against Israelis on his Facebook page, describing the attacks as acts of “dignity, freedom and honor”.
Honderich wrote in The Guardian in 2011 that “Palestinians have a moral right to their terrorism within historic Palestine against neo-Zionism”.
Corbyn reported the donation from Hamami as being from a “Dr Ibrahim Hamam,” but Hamami confirmed to The Telegraph that he was the donor.
The donation was given under strange circumstances, the CAA points out. Hamami’s donation was reportedly part of a £10,000 donation raised at a fundraising dinner by Friends of Al Aqsa, whose founder told a cheering crowd in 2009 during a war between Israel and Hamas that “Hamas is not a terrorist organization. The reason that they hate Hamas is because they refuse to be subjugated to be occupied by the Israeli state and we salute Hamas for standing up to Israel.”
£8,000 of the £10,000 raised at the dinner was not declared because Corbyn claimed that the donations had been made out to the wrong person.
Support from a Listed Terrorist Organization
According to Electoral Commission returns, previous donations to Corbyn included a donation of £2,821 from Interpal, a British charity which was listed as a terrorist organization by the US due to its ties to Hamas, and a donation of £1,300 from the Palestinian Return Centre, which has in the past faced accusations of being “Hamas’ organizational branch in Europe”.
“In light of Mr. Corbyn’s decision in 2014 to lay a wreath at the graves of the Black September terrorists who brutalized and slaughtered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, his donation history is all the more concerning,” the CAA stated.
It was referring to an investigation by the Daily Mail published over the weekend that it found evidence suggesting that Corbyn laid a wreath and participated in a prayer at the graves of the Black September terrorists responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Having previously written about his attendance at the 2014 wreath-laying event, Corbyn claimed to have been at the graves of different Palestinian terrorists, but the Daily Mail uncovered photographs of Corbyn and sent a journalist to the cemetery, who discovered that he had been standing by a plaque at the graves of the Black September members.