Palestine, Tuesday, April 21.(In Palestine Today) -Andrew Neil, the anti-Palestinian Scottish journalist and broadcaster, condemns the British Labour Party politician Richard Burgon for not including “Israel” in his tweet about the most countries doing better with COVID19.
Understood. Big believer in learning from abroad. But I don’t think we can hope fully to learn from others’ experience unless we include countries of similar size and economies. Why did you leave Israel out of countries who’ve handled this much better than we have? https://t.co/MitkxzaKIR
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) April 20, 2020
Palestinian activists from” Palestine Online” have commented on his tweet saying that “Israe” is not considered a country to be included in the list of countries that have proven themselves in dealing with the Coronavirus. “Israel” is an occupation entity and it was built on stolen Palestinian land.
Here are some of their comments:
Israel has shut down Palestinian coronavirus testing clinics and arrested its staff so it should not be among countries doing better with Coronavirus
— Hala Shamaly 🙈اميرة يوليو🙈 (@hala_shamaly) April 20, 2020
Israel is left out because this is what happens to apartheid regime. Nobody likes them, like why should we ?
— Amal Amra Tsutsuianu (@AmraTutuianu) April 20, 2020
Israel isn't a country, it's an occupation entity, dear.
— Sandra (@Sandra19445702) April 20, 2020
It is worth mentioning that “Palestine online” is a gathering of pro-Palestine activists from different countries around the world. They are known in monitoring the Israeli violations and hate-speech against the Palestinians, as they try to spread their voice on social media to raise awareness about the importance of supporting the just cause of Palestine.
Source: In Palestine Today.