Prime Minister Gabriel Attal accused La France Insoumise and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of “committing the most outrageous innuendoes” and “blowing on embers” regarding Hamas attacks against Israel.

During a speech from the 38th dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (Crif), this Monday, May 6, 2024 in Paris, Gabriel Attal did not hesitate to target La France Insoumise and its leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon . In question, the party’s positions on the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, and the term “war crime” used to describe the attack perpetrated by Hamas against Israel on October 7, without qualifying it as “terrorist”. Islamist movement.

The Prime Minister first indicated that he had often “felt ashamed lately”. “Shame when hearing some, always the same people, even in the National Assembly, find excuses and put the drama into perspective. Shame when listening to certain elected officials from La France Insoumise talk about a resistance movement.” He specifically highlighted Jean-Luc Mélenchon, explaining that he was “ashamed by seeing the leader of La France Insoumise stirring up hatred, committing the most outrageous innuendoes”. “Yes, he should be ashamed of never having a word for the victims of October 7, shame! Shame of always evading this tragedy, shame of blowing on embers which the past has shown us where they were leading,” he continues.

The youngest tenant of Matignon in the Fifth Republic then assured that he and his team remained hard at work to fight against discrimination: “Under the authority of the President of the Republic, with my government, we are fighting for the peace in the region. We are fighting tirelessly to avoid escalation. But I say this to the representatives of La France Insoumise: peace has never come through hatred. Even if the latter says he is “accustomed” to “the words of La France Insoumise”.

Gabriel Attal took the opportunity to send a message to the far right and the National Rally by denouncing a party “which needs several days to decide the question of whether or not Jean-Marie Le Pen was anti-Semitic”. He deplores an “absolute cynicism” of the far right which supports “Jewish French people out of an anti-Muslim reflex”.