The Elysée plans a later “memorial time” for the French victims in Gaza | EUROtoday
The Elysée introduced, Monday February 5, that it was contemplating a “memorial time” sooner or later for “French victims of the bombings in Gaza”after the nationwide tribute which will probably be chaired on Wednesday by Emmanuel Macron for the French victims of the assault carried out on October 7, 2023 by Hamas in Israel.
Wednesday's ceremony at Les Invalides, “aims to pay tribute to the victims of a major terrorist attack committed by Hamas”, the French presidency instructed journalists. It is “42 fellow citizens dead” within the assault by the Palestinian Islamist motion, which resulted within the loss of life of greater than 1,160 folks, largely civilians. As effectively as three French “still missing and presumed hostages”.
“Nevertheless, it is obvious that we owe the same emotion and the same dignity to the French victims of the bombings in Gaza, and this tribute will be paid to them at another time”added the Elysée in response to a journalist, explaining that the phrases of this “memorial time” could be fastened later.
LFI “welcomes” the Elysée declaration
The coordinator of La France insoumise (LFI), Manuel Bompard, estimated on Monday on Sud Radio that it could be ” legitimate “ to additionally manage “a moment of tribute for Franco-Palestinians who also died in this conflict” triggered by the Hamas assault, when Israel started an intense bombing operation towards Gaza. “The President of the Republic would be great at organizing both, another tribute or the same, it doesn’t matter”he added.
The LFI deputies want in any case to go to Wednesday's tribute to the Invalides, whereas households refuse the arrival of the motion.
“It is a decision that we welcome and a request that I addressed to the President of the Republic at the beginning of November 2023. We will fully associate ourselves with this tribute. We must pay tribute to all the victims of war crimes in the Middle East and work for peace”declared Mathilde Panot, the pinnacle of the “rebellious” deputies, in an announcement despatched to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The Elysée responded that it was a “republican ceremony” to which, in line with the protocol in drive since a decree of 1989, parliamentarians are invited. “It’s up to everyone to assess the appropriateness or not of their presence since the families spoke out and expressed strong emotion”reported an advisor to AFP.