As we have all seen over the past number of weeks the situation in Gaza is becoming increasingly hopeless for the people who live there. Sinn Féin have mobilised throughout Ireland on several occasions, including in Belfast and Dublin, calling for an immediate end to all violence. I must say how dismayed I have been by the reaction of some Unionist politicians in their total inability to highlight their opposition to the situation inflicted upon the people in Gaza. No one wants to see this crisis conitnue in any form but the stark facts must be highlighted, challenged and opposed and that is that almost 1000 people have been killed in Gaza, most of them children and that little or no aid is getting into the area.
Sinn Féin has made it clear it wants to see an end to all hostilities; for inclusive negotiations to take place and ultimately for a peaceful settlement for all involved.
On Monday (following a solidarity event held by Sinn Féin on the steps of Stormont) Gerry Adams went on the BBC's Stormont Live show to put forward our position; he was joined by the DUP's North Belfast MLA Nelson McCausland.
I think the exchange speaks for itself