The Palestinian terror group Hamas has officially thanked Jeremy Corbyn for his support.

In a carefully worded statement issued, the organisation, whose armed wing is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians, ‘saluted’ the British Labour leader after he sent a message to a major anti-Israel rally in London last weekend.

‘We have received with great respect and appreciation the solidarity message sent by the British Labor (sic) Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to the participants in the mass rally that took place in central London,’ the statement said.

‘We also salute Mr. Jeremy Corbyn for his principled position in rejecting the so-called Trump Plan for the Middle East.’

Corbyn and the terror group have a long and warm history, exemplified in him referring to the group as ‘friends’ on camera in 2009.

The Labour leader later said he regretted his choice of language. But he has visited Hamas leaders many times in the past, and invited senior members of the group to Parliament in 2015, the year he was elected leader.