Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME) has apologised for an “extremely poor choice of words” after it posted on social media referring to a “final solution.”
LFPME published posts on Facebook and Twitter on Monday about Labour’s support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The caption read: “The Labour party’s two state solution will END the occupation – our solution will be the final solution. #FreePalestine #EndtheSeige [sic].”
The “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” was the Nazi plan for the extermination of the Jews.
Following public pressure, the posts were removed from the LFPME social media accounts, with a message on the organisation’s Facebook wall admitting: “There was a post published earlier on this page which contained an extremely poor choice of words. Due to the preparations for the Party conference, we were unable to effectively check every piece of content being published on our page. While the use of the phrase in this context was a genuine error, we would like to sincerely apologise for the hurt it has caused and will endeavour to ensure such errors do not occur again in the future.”