John Cushnahan: Sinn Fein have no moral authority to condemn Israel over the killing of civilians
In their debates and subsequent interviews on this issue, leading Sinn Fein figures have cynically and hypocritically exploited their suffering and loss to score political points at the expense of the government parties.
I totally support the unambivalent public stances of both the Taoiseach and Tanaiste in condemning the huge loss of innocent life that has occurred. They are not only reflecting what I believe to be the views of Irish citizens but they also have the moral authority to do so given both their consistent stances on issues such as this.
In marked contrast, Sinn Fein have no such moral authority.
They supported the three-decade long campaign of the IRA and they still continue to glorify and justify the IRA campaign of terror which was responsible for the murder of the majority of those victims, many of whom were innocent civilians.
John Cushnahan, Former Leader of Alliance Party and Former Fine Gael MEP, Co Limerick