A national tribute to the 42 French citizens killed in the Hamas massacre in Israel on October 7 will be led by Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday in Les Invalides. The protocol provides for the presence of elected representatives of the radical left La France Insoumise (LFI), despite calls from many victims’ families and representatives not to attend.
Emmanuel Macron presided this Wednesday at a tribute to the 42 Frenchmen who were killed in the terrorist attack carried out on October 7 in Israel by members of the Islamist group Hamas.
Since the attack and the refusal of the left party to classify the attack by Hamas as “terrorist,” the anger of the majority of the president has not decreased. Mathieu Lefebvre, deputy of the Renaissance, the ruling party, believes that this help “is completely ridiculous and an insult to the memory of the victims.”
On the right, for the conservatives of Les Républicains (LR), the presence of La France Insoumise is not good, especially given the links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine party, which is classified as terrorist by the European Union. Last November, many rebels wanted to invite one of the members of the organization to the National Assembly.
“You cannot be friends with terrorists and cry crocodile tears over the corpses of those killed by your friends, they are filth,” said Pierre Henri Dumont, LR representative.
Among the members of NUPES, the coalition of leftist parties, an uneasiness can be felt.
“Some are unhappy with their presence. Yes, I can understand that,” said socialist Arthur Delaporte. However, he wondered why only the presence of the LFI group was the source of the commotion and not the other groups, regarding the establishment of Marine Le Pen.
“People inheriting an anti-Semitic party, the Rassemblement National, shouldn’t that also cause controversy?”
Among the members of the LFI, the deputy Éric Coquerel, who recently returned from the Gaza border, wanted to attend, but also to discuss the Palestinian victims.
“Yes, we want to pay tribute to the people who died, but I want all of us to pay tribute, for example, to the many French Palestinians who died in the bombings in Gaza.”
Meanwhile, the Elysee Palace said this week that it is considering making a tribute to the French victims of Gaza.