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Israel has massacred over 60 Palestinians in 24 hours
Take to the street across Ireland today!
In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of some 60 unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, yesterday in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount.
There will be protests TODAY Tuesday 15th May in: Dublin (6pm, The Spire) Belfast (6pm, International Peace Wall) Derry (8pm, Free Derry Corner) Galway (6pm, Eyre Square) Limerick (6.30pm, Thomas Street) Omagh (1pm, Market Street) Waterford (6pm, Clock Tower). Further protests will take place later this week in: Portadown (Thur 17th, 7pm, Garvaghy Road) Ennis (Sat 19th, 1pm, O’Connell Street) Belfast (Sat 19th, 2.30pm, Writers’ Square) Cork (Sat 19th, Details TBC) IPSC National Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi said: “The IPSC condemns this latest massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces. This is the single deadliest day for Palestinians in the occupied territories in four years. The ‘Great March of Return’ protests come on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba – the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians, two thirds of the indigenous Arab population, from their homes by Israeli forces between 1947 and 1949.
“In the face of seven decades of consistent failure by the international community to enforce their inalienable rights, Palestinian civil society has taken it upon itself to enact their UN mandated Right of Return. In doing this, unarmed protestors are being met with Israeli snipers’ bullets. Over 100 unarmed Palestinians have been slaughtered over the past two months, and nothing has been done to punish Israel. Instead the US celebrates by moving its Embassy to Jerusalem and blocks UN Security Council resolutions condemning the killings. Meanwhile the EU continues to reward Israel with increased cooperation and taxpayer money. The entire situation is utterly shameful and sickening.” Ms Tamimi concluded: “We commend the Irish government for summoning the Israeli Ambassador; however, words are not enough. The ambassador for apartheid and his staff should be expelled, and the Irish Ambassador in Tel Aviv recalled, just as South Africa has done. Ireland must also end the bilateral arms trade with Israel and call for an international military embargo on this state that is murdering vast numbers of Palestinians in cold blood. Ireland must call for the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, as Israel is in clear breach of its human rights clause. Finally, the Irish government and all opposition parties must support Sen. Frances Black’s upcoming bill seeking to prohibit the import of goods from occupied territories, including Israeli settlements in Palestine.“ Click here for more details
West Bank Trip, September 2018
Are you interested in travelling to Palestine in September 2018? Would you like to see for yourself the situation in the West Bank? Would you like to stay in Bethlehem city and visit Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah? Would you like to meet with Palestinian and Israeli groups and individuals working for peace and justice in the region and hear what they’ve got to say? An 8 day trip to the West Bank will take place in from 15th – 22nd September 2018and you are more than welcome to come along.
For further details please contact Elaine on firstname.lastname@example.org or 045 449 675 (after 7pm). Places are limited to 28 people so early booking is recommended. Note: This trip is not organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and we cannot answer your questions about it. However, we highly recommend these trips to our supporters – there is nothing like seeing for yourself the reality of Israel’s military occupation.
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