I was asked today what my thoughts on Gaza was. My first thought is this when it comes to anything geo-political: The state of Gaza is merely a geo-political concept, so too is Israel and Ireland and Britain and any other country that claims to exist.
On talking further it was clear that the discussion was more about whose side I was on. I just got the sense that the conversation was essentially a fishing for a condemnation of the attack on Gaza by Israel.
I won’t condemn the indiscriminate attack on innocent men, women and children no matter who is doing it. It doesn’t matter to me if you are pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian or anti these. It doesn’t matter to me if you are unionist of republican.