THE widows of two Israeli athletes murdered in the Munich Olympics massacre have condemned Jeremy Corbyn for standing by the graves of the terrorists responsible.
Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano’s husbands Andre and Yossef were among the 11 Israeli athletes killed after being taken hostage by terrorists from the Black September group.
Palestinian Embassy Tunisia This picture shows Jeremy Corbyn holding a wreath as he reportedly stands beside the grave of terrorists who killed Israeli Olympic athletes
A picture has emerged of Mr Corbyn holding a wreath as he reportedly stood near the grave of the terrorists behind the 1972 games atrocity.
The Labour leader was said to be attending a service to commemorate Palestinian “martyrs” at a cemetery in Tunisia when the photograph was taken in 2014.
In a joint statement to Jewish News, the two widows, who have campaigned for a memorial to those killed, said they were “extremely disturbed” by the reports about Mr Corbyn.
“For Mr Corbyn to honour these terrorists, is the ultimate act of maliciousness, cruelty and stupidity,” they said.
AFP – Getty Ilana Romano (left) and Ankie Spitzer have condemned the Labour leader saying his visit to the cemetery was ‘an act of maliciousness, cruelty and stupidity’
“Mr Corbyn has no place in politics, or in decent, humane society when he is driven by one-sided hate and vengefulness.
“If you want a genuine transformation of politics, Mr Corbyn, we would suggest that you first study history and understand how terrorism undermines and vilifies society and mankind.
“You have no place in politics, or in decent, humane society when you are driven by one-sided hate and vengefulness.
“Do not forget, Mr Corbyn, that you will be judged by the company you keep.
Reuters The two women have been campaigning for a memorial to their husbands
“We do not recall a visit of Mr Corbyn to the graves of our murdered fathers, sons and husbands.
“They only went to the Olympic Games in order to participate in this festival of love, peace and brotherhood; but they all returned home in coffins.
They also offered their “heartfelt feelings” to the British people should Mr Corbyn become prime minister.
Mr Corbyn insisted he was at the service to commemorate 47 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on a Tunisian PLO base in 1985.
AP:Associated Press The athletes killed in the Olympic village. Top row, from left, are: Joseph Romano, weightlifter; Amitzur Shapira, athletics coach; and David Berger, weightlifter. In bottom row, from left are, Andre Spitzer, fencing coach; and Kehat Shorr, marksmanship coach
But pictures show him apparently standing just feet from the grave of the Black September terrorists.
In other pictures, he is seen close to where terrorist, Atef Bseiso, intelligence chief of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and also linked to the massacre, is buried.
The pictures, taken a year before he became leader of the party, are said to show him taking part in an Islamic prayer at the burial site.
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Palestinian Embassy Tunisia The Labour leader is seemingly joining in an Islamic prayer at the graveside in this picture
It comes after he has come under fire for failing to tackle anti-Semitism in Labour and for failing to adopt its internationally recognised definition in party rules.
The photos of him in Tunisia prompted Jewish community leader Jonathan Goldstein, chair of the Jewish Leadership Council to say he wasn’t fit to be an MP.
He wrote: “In so many ways, Enough is Enough.”