Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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IPSC responds to Tánaiste’s Gaza statement, calls for concrete action to end Israeli assault

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is extremely disappointed by today’s statement from An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, on the situation in Gaza[1]. The Tánaiste’s statement accepts uncritically the official Israeli narrative of events leading up to the beginning of the Israeli attack. Several timeline analyses have shown that it was Israel that broke one lull in violence by killing a 13-year-old child playing football on 8th November, and again on Wednesday 14th violated an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire by extra-judicially assassinating a leading member of Hamas and bombing 20 areas in Gaza in an action it … Continue reading

Irish Citizen in Gaza Reports from Gaza City Hospital while Israeli airstrikes continue

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The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has warned of a deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of Israel’s military escalation, and it has called upon the international community to urgently convene a Special Session of the Human Rights Council in order to address the situation. Israeli airstrikes continue today despite the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil in Gaza. We have received reports from Al Haq, a human rights organisation with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, that a civilian male and a 4-year-old boy have been killed by … Continue reading

Important NGO reports (November 2012)

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Below are some recently issued reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. Caabu – The Council for British-Arab Understanding: “Palestinian Prisoners: No Security in Injustice” (September 2012) 2.  B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: “Arrested Development: The Long Term Impact of Israel’s Separation Barrier in the West Bank” (October 2012) 3.  Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: “Eyes on Israeli Military Court: A Collection of Impressions” (October 2012) 4.  Gideon Levy in Haaretz: “Survey: Most Israelis support an apartheid regime in Israel” (October 2012) … Continue reading

Important NGO reports (September 2012)

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Below are some recently issued reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. UN Country Team in the occupied Palestinian territories: “Gaza in 2020 A liveable place?” (August 2012) 2. Breaking the Silence: “Children and Youth – Soldiers’ Testimonies 2005-2011” (August 2012) 3. Alternative Information Center: “Outposts and Price Tag Violence: A Blow Upon a Bruise” (September 2012) 4. Al-Haq: “Pillage of the Dead Sea: Israel’s Unlawful Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” (September 2012) 5. Addameer: “Quarterly Update on Palestinian Prisoners” (August 2012)

10 Years Too Long: Al-Haq campaign examines the effects and illegality of Annexation Wall

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As a Palestinian organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq has, for the past ten years, witnessed with growing  concern Israel’s continued construction of what Professor John Dugard, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967, has termed “the Annexation Wall.” Since the outset, the construction of the Wall in the OPT has faced international condemnation on the basis of its illegality under international law. In 2004, the International Court of Justice called on Israel to cease construction of the … Continue reading