FILE - In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to attend a Memorial Service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But the Labour Party leader said on Monday, Aug. 13 "I don't think I was actually involved" in laying the wreath. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

August 13, 2018 - 11:26 am

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged that he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

But the Labour Party leader says "I don't think I was actually involved" in laying the wreath.

The Daily Mail has published photos of Corbyn holding a wreath in a Tunis cemetery in 2014, near what the newspaper says are graves of Black September members.

Corbyn has previously said he commemorating the victims of a 1985 air attack on Palestinian Liberation Organization offices in Tunis.

On Monday, he acknowledged a wreath had also been laid to "those that were killed in Paris in 1992." An alleged Munich attack plotter was shot dead in Paris that year.

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