Despite Britain's many atrocities in Ireland they knew there were limits.
Loyalist Michael Stone attacked the IRA funeral in Milltown Cemetary for the three unarmed IRA members who had been executed without warning in Gibraltar by the SAS. Stone used guns and grenades to kill 3 people and injure over 60 at the funeral.
The Loyalists are just as much part of the "occupation forces" in the *Six Counties of Ireland* as those other settlers are in Palestine.
Despite that error by Tony I take some satisfaction in seeing the settler/colonialism of the Six Counties mentioned in the context of the settler colonialism of Israel/Palestine. There are many similarities.
* The names Ulster or Northern Ireland are inappropriately used. Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan are part of the northern Irish province of Ulster, which has 9 counties, not 6. The appropriate term for the Six Counties of Ireland ruled by Britain is just that, "The Six Counties". Though if you use that term you will be classed as an Irish nationalist, which is an absurd idea. You can be against what went on and is still going on without believing in the merit of the nation-state. Anywhere. Nationalism is very much part of the problem.
Mind you, a state of Palestine, consisting of the West Bank and Gaza, unoccupied, ruled by that abomination, the PA, would be much better than the current situation. That just shows you how bad the occupation is.