A LABOUR Councillor from Wolverhampton has been slammed by a former Labour MP for inciting antisemitism during a pro-Palestine protest in the city centre.
The event, organised by the Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign, also featured a speaker who compared Israel with the Nazis.
Proudly standing in front of a statue of Prince Albert, and holding a microphone in her hand, Labour Councillor Obaida Ahmed led a crowd with chants of “from the river to the sea… Palestine will be free” – a ‘war cry’ used by the Islamic terrorist organisation Hamas.
Lord Austin, who resigned as a Labour MP in objection to its rife antisemitism problem, said St Peter’s ward councillor Ms Ahmed’s behaviour was “completely unacceptable”, while the Campaign Against Antisemitism said it was evidence that the Labour Party was failing to tackle its hate.
Meanwhile, Marie van der Zyl, Jewish Board of Deputies president, said Councillor Ahmed’s chant was taken to mean “the destruction of Israel in its entirely”.
Further voicing his anger, Lord Austin said: “It is completely unacceptable for a Labour councillor to chant ‘from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ which means Israel should be abolished, and it is an absolute disgrace that a demonstration was held on the streets of the Black Country where people compared Israel with the Nazis who murdered millions of Jewish people.”