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Three journalists killed in Gaza as Israel intensifies bombardment after ceasefire failure

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Israel intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip last night, leaving the current Palestinian death toll at 136, including 92 civilians. The intensification follows the scuppering of a proposed ceasefire, which was supposed to come into effect at midnight on Wednesday. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the breakdown was due to Israeli demands. Reports from Gaza confirm that 3 journalists have been killed in 2 separate airstrikes yesterday.  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the killings and said that it believes that such crimes are aimed at silencing journalists. The latest figures from the Irish-Aid funded PCHR confirm that … Continue reading

Opposition Dail parties call for action on Gaza ceasefire as death toll reaches 108

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All opposition parties in the Dail have called on Tainiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, to take action to secure a ceasefire in the Israeli assault on Gaza which has now left 105 Palestinians dead, including 70 civilians, and over 800 injured since Israeli sabotaged an Egyptian brokered ceasefire last Wendesday. The latest figures from the Irish-Aid funded Palestinian Centre for Human Rights confirm that of the 105 Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces, 23 are children and 12 are women and that civilians make up two thirds of the casualties. Of the 805 injuries, 786 are civilians, … Continue reading

Call for fair reporting as Israel attacks journalists in Gaza

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Reports from Gaza confirm that 92 people have died in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Israel breached ceasefire brokered by Egypt on Wednesday 14th November. Over 750 others have been injured in the bombardment from air, land and sea. 3 Israelis have died as a result of shelling from Gaza since 14th November. In light of these figures the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls for fair and unbiased reporting of the situation. On the night of Saturday 17th November the Israeli military assault targeted two buildings in Gaza City that housed international and Palestinian media outlets including both local Arab and … Continue reading

Stop the Attack on Gaza: 5 Simple Things YOU Can Do!

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Israel is bombarding Gaza from air and sea. There is a rising death toll and fears that Israel is preparing to launch a ground invasion. The latest attack on Gaza, called ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ comes four years after the devastating ‘Operation Cast Lead’, in which Israel massacred over 1400 Palestinians. We can’t let it happen again! Here are five very simple things you can do to help stop the Israeli assault on Gaza. 1. Email your public representatives and ask them to demand the Irish Government take action to end to the Israeli attacks. (Takes 1 minute) 2. Email or … Continue reading

Emergency Protests for Gaza in Ireland

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A number of Emergency Demonstrations are taking place around Ireland in response to the latest Israeli assault on Gaza, codenamed ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’. PREVIOUS EVENTS SATURDAY 24th NOV Cork – 1pm @ Daunt Square, Cork city (BDS Action) Belfast – 12pm @ The Art School, York St, Belfast city (March to City Hall) Dublin – 2.30pm @ Grafton St, Dublin 2 (Diamonds to Dust in Disgust action) Derry – 2pm @ Waterloo place, Derry city (March) FRIDAY 23rd NOV Galway – 2pm @ Westside Community Centre, Seamus Quirke Road (March to Eyre Sq) THURSDAY 22nd NOV Dublin – 5pm … Continue reading

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

Demonstration planned in Dublin today as death toll rises to 37 in Gaza

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Reports from the respected Palestinian Center For Human Rights in Gaza confirm that at least 37 people have now died in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Israel breached a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on Wednesday 14th November. 8 children and 2 women are among the dead. A further 280 have been injured in the bombardment from air, land and sea. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has called for a demonstration at The Spire on O’Connell St. in Dublin at 2pm. Yesterday the campaign issued a statement expressing its disappointment at the Tánaiste’s uncritical acceptance of the official Israeli narrative of … 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

Irish Citizens in Gaza call for Diplomatic Pressure to Halt Israeli Attacks

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On November 14th Israel launched ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ on the population of Gaza. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has confirmed that 13 people have been killed including 2 children and a pregnant woman and a further 115 have been injured since yesterday.  The bombardment has taken the form of airstrikes, mortars from land and shelling from the sea. There have been over 150 strikes in total. In reality this is just the continuation of a week of military assaults on Gaza which in total have already left at least 19 people dead, including 5 children, and scores wounded. … Continue reading

Action Item: Email Foreign Minister Gilmore – Irish Government action needed to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza

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Israel is again attacking the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip with extreme and indiscriminate violence. We ask you to send the below letter (or one of your own composition), which calls on the Irish Government to immediately demand that Israel cease these attacks and comply with international law, to An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore. You can email the Tánaiste at eamon.gilmore@oir.ie    or call (01) 4082000 and leave a message. It will only take two minutes! ========== Sample Letter Dear Minister, I am contacting you as I am very concerned about the recent Israeli … Continue reading

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