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Sunak condemns Jeremy Corbyn for once calling Hamas 'a friend'

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Sunak blasts Corbyn for previously calling Hamas a ‘friend’

Prime minister Rishi Sunak condemned former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for once calling Hamas ‘a friend’

In 2009 Mr Corbyn said: “It will be my pleasure and honour to host an event in parliament where our friends from Hezbollah will be speaking … I’ve also invited our friends from Hamas to come and speak as well.”

Mr Sunak criticised Mr Corbyn’s past comments after his remarks in the House of Commons on Monday, 23 October 2023.

Mr Sunak said: “I’m surprised he hasn’t made any reference to the fact an organisation he once described as a friend has perpetuated an absolutely appalling act of terrorism.”

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