Keir Starmer – 2022 Comments on Attacks at Funeral of Shireen Abu Aqla

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 14 May 2022.

The attacks on mourners at the funeral of the journalist, Shireen Abu Aqla, have shocked the world.

The Labour Party unequivocally condemns the violence by Israeli forces.

Our thoughts are with Shireen’s family and all those who mourn her death.

For them, this violence is only deepening their pain.

The Labour Party stands with all those demanding accountability for the killing of Shireen Abu Aqla. International law and human rights must be upheld. There must be an independent and impartial inquiry to secure accountability for Shireen’s death.

We will continue to support justice and the protection of human rights for the Palestinian people, and a sovereign Palestine alongside a secure Israel.