Shocking footage showed Shireen Abu Akleh shot in head by Israeli troops, but no interruption to right-wing Labour MPs’ glowing tweets
Labour right-winger and reported leadership wannabe Wes Streeting has been enjoying a paid junket in Israel this week – but he and pro-Israel MP group LFI (Labour Friends of Israel) have been slammed for a series of shiny-faced tweets of his visit with no mention of the murder by Israeli soldiers of Al-Jazeera journalist Shiren Abu Akleh.
As the world reeled at horrific footage after Abu Akleh was shot in the head with what appeared to an exploding ‘butterfly’ bullet of the type used by Israeli soldiers, Streeting and LFI posted a string of images of him smiling with Israeli government officials – each of which prompted disgusted responses by Twitter users challenging the appropriateness of the visit and the apparent lack of interest on the part of either Streeting or LFI in condemning the country’s murder of journalists – over fifty in recent years – or reporting on any challenge to the government officials about the actions of their troops.
LFI did retweet two MPs who had expressed sadness at Abu Akleh’s death but carefully avoided blaming Israel for her death. Skwawkbox was unable to find any mention of the incident by Streeting. The reaction of other Twitter users was scathing, with hundreds of appalled responses – of which just just a handful of examples are shown below:
Israeli forces have even attacked Abu Akleh’s funeral procession:
Shame on the entire Labour right and Wes Streeting and LFI in particular.
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