Bob Campbell, a labour party activist who reportedly claimed that ISIS is controlled by Israel, has denied that he has been the suspended by the party.
Both the London-based Jewish Chronicle and the Sunday Times reported over the past few days that Campbell was suspended pending a party investigation after allegedly posting a claim on Facebook that the Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency runs ISIS.
He is also said to have claimed Israel was behind this month’s terrorist bombing in Brussels and posted a picture claiming ISIS has not attacked Israel “because the dog doesn’t bite its own tail”.
The Independent reports:
In addition to the two recent Facebook posts, Mr Campbell has also posted pictures comparing the Holocaust to the situation in Gaza, captioned “Holocaust the sequel…Please stop Israel”.
He has also posted pictures depicting the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being hung from a tree and an Israeli flag adapted with an image of a rat featuring the words: “The real plague”.
Mr Campbell has since denied posting the image of the rat.
“I post lots of pro-Jewish posts but I [also] post anti-Zionist posts,” he said.
Mr Campbell is the latest person in a series of Labour Party members accused of anti-Semitism.
Earlier in March, member Vicki Kirby was also suspended pending investigation for allegedly posting anti-Semitic comments to Facebook.