Today, the Labour Party has lodged a formal complaint with IPSO, the body that passes for a regulator for the main press titles, about the ‘MSM’s misrepresentation of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2014 visit to the Hammam Chott Palestinian cemetery in Tunis.
The media have wildly skewed the facts, claiming initially that Corbyn laid a wreath at the graves of those who carried out a massacre in Munich, then amending and expanding the story to attempt a grotesque smear. Those who carried out the Munich massacre are mostly buried in Libya, with a number missing and mostly believed to have been killed by Israeli agents in revenge for the slaughter. None is buried in Tunis.
Corbyn, meanwhile, has maintained that he was there to commemorate the victims – many of them Tunisian civilians – of an Israeli airstrike in 1985 that was condemned at the time both by Margaret Thatcher and by the United Nations Security Council and that while wreaths may have been laid at the graves of others, he did not participate (nor are the graves those of Munich perpetrators).
The visit took place on 1 October 2014, the anniversary of the Tunis airstrike and a Facebook post a couple of days later by the Palestinian embassy in Tunis confirms Corbyn’s version of events entirely:
The ‘MSM’ tales are exposed as naked, politically-driven – and increasingly desperate – smears.
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