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Bloody Sunday families issue statement on ‘beyond outrageous’ IDF comparison

Disgusted families of victims condemn Israeli attempt to compare itself with their loved ones – and the IDF’s atrocities ‘every day of the week’ against Palestinians

The families of the victims of the Blood Sunday massacre have reacted with outrage to an attempt by the Israeli army (IDF) to compare itself to their loved ones. The IDF published a video of band U2 playing their song about the massacre and claimed that ‘This is Israel’s Bloody Sunday’ in reference to last week’s Hamas attack:

But the horrified families issued a damning statement condemning the comparison as ‘beyond outrageous’ and sullying ‘the memory of our innocent dead’ – and pointing to Israel’s ‘massacres [of Palestinians] every day of the week’ ‘following in the bloody tradition of the murderous Parachute Regiment’. The statement goes on to condemn the British government’s appalling response to Israel’s war on Gaza and concludes with the families’ solidarity with those fighting for Palestinian freedom from the illegal occupation:

Spokesperson Kate Nash said that the hypocrisy of a brutal state force comparing themselves to the innocent of Bloody Sunday would dismay Derry people;”

This is beyond outrageous – To have the memory of our innocent dead sullied by the apartheid forces of the Israeli State will cause deep hurt and anger in Derry.

The IDF commit Bloody Sunday type massacres every day of the week in Occupied Palestine. Just like in Derry their killers operate with impunity and Palestinians receive no justice.

223 unarmed Palestinian were massacred at the Gaza border fence by the IDF in 2018/19.
Shot by Israeli snipers, war criminals who were following in the bloody tradition of the murderous Parachute Regiment in the Bogside.

After these state killings, Israel did not become the pariah state that it should have, instead the so called international community actually increased military aid to the IDF killers.

The UK Government do not even offer the weakest of condemnation of the Israeli State.
It’s clear from the Legacy Bill imposed on us and from their statement of ‘ unequivocal support ‘ for Israel that there truly is no British justice.

We send our solidarity to those who fight for justice and freedom for the Palestinians living under illegal occupation.

The UK government has criminalised expressions of support for Palestinians – and the French have shown their contempt for a similar attempt by French president Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile, the US White House has been forced to admit that there is no evidence for claims – which it repeated – that Palestinians had mutilated the bodies of babies.

Shamefully, the so-called ‘opposition’ in the UK has also backed Israel’s ‘right’ to commit war crimes against Palestinian civilians – and the UK ‘mainstream’ media have unified to obscure the true context of events and Palestinian resistance to occupation and apartheid.

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