Recently Sinn Féin the supposed party of anti imperialism and revolutionary solidarity held a number of meetings with the far right Zionist Lukid Party.
Lukid is the Party that heads up the Zionist Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, a man that recently presided over the genocidal bombing of Gaza.
Historically Sinn Féin have supported the people of Palestine and SF members and proxies are active in the Irish Palestine Solidarity Committee, an organisation that unreservedly and unequivocally endorse the BDS movement.
Publicly supporting the cause of the Palestinian people while at the same time quietly consorting with representatives of the Israeli government is a clear contradiction but one Irish Republicans have seen all to often from SF across a range of fundamental issues.
It is hypocritical of SF to claim to support the Palestinian people while talking to the Zionist oppressors. It is actions that speak louder than words and we have witnessed SF actions in British ministerial roles divert millions in Irish taxpayers money to corporations such as Caterpillar, corporations complicit in the theft of Palestinian lands and the supply of machinery used for murder and destruction. Armed with this truth Sinn Féin’s public calls of solidarity ring hollow
For Irish Republicans there's only one side to take in this struggle, there can be no ambiguity. We must be on the side of humanity, we must be on the side against Zionist Israeli aggression, we must be in full support of the right of the Palestinian people to live free and in peace in the lands of their forefathers.
The IRPWA speaks as a significant section of modern Irish Republicanism that has aligned to it a large number of political prisoners currently held in SF endorsed British Gaols. We stand in full solidarity with our Palestinian comrades. We will continue to oppose the Zionist aggressors through BDS and acts of solidarity, we have not been co-opted into British Rule nor has our international solidarity been bribed by the Forces of imperialism.
Having read the righteous critique of Sinn Féin by Haidar Eid at the Palestinian Campaign for the Cultural Boycott of Israel, the IRPWA extends a continued hand of solidarity and comradeship from one oppressed people's to another.