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” EShe carries a project which does not bring a political and peace solution. » It is in these terms that Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the French Communist Party and deputy from the North invited to the Big Meeting of Europe 1, in partnership with CNews and The echoescriticized the candidacy of Rima Hassan, who joined the list of La France insoumise for the next European campaign.

A lawyer, this Franco-Palestinian activist has been in the news a lot since the massacres committed on October 7, 2023 by Hamas in Israel, and the war that followed in Gaza. Denouncing what she describes as “apartheid” and “genocide” perpetrated against the Palestinians by Israel, she was noted for her ambiguous comments on Hamas, which earned her the accusation of “apology of terrorism” by host Arthur.

“This project is not ours at all”

“We are carrying out another international project, particularly on this Israeli-Palestinian question, and I am proud to have a message to carry for our compatriots,” said Fabien Roussel, whose position is radically different from that of Rima Hassan. He then declared firmly that “this project is absolutely not ours”, before welcoming the fact that the communists were no longer running a joint candidacy for the European elections with the allies of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, contrary to what had been done. with Nupes, an alliance of left-wing parties, during the 2022 legislative elections.

READ ALSO Rima Hassan: Palestine, from the Atlantic to the Jordan “For Fabien Roussel, the working class speaks French. For us, Roussel speaks the language of the National Rally. I come from a family of communists, the PCF will never have betrayed itself as much as with arrangements and political contortions of all kinds by this non-political figure, devoid of any militant compass that is Fabien Roussel,” retorted a few minutes later Rima Hassan to the leader of the communists.

Sylvain Maillard denounces “an absolute shame”

Head of the Renaissance deputies, Sylvain Maillard described, this Friday March 8, the candidacy of Rima Hassan as an “absolute shame”, before attacking the Insoumis by accusing them of targeting “the anti-Semitic electorate”.

For her half, in a press launch launched this Thursday, March 7 by her lawyer, Rima Hassan denounced “a real outburst of hatred on the part of certain Internet users and certain media” because the announcement of her candidacy. And assures that “all comments which fall within the scope of the law will systematically be the subject of prosecution”.