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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUI Dublin Colleges Branch AGM passes motions in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions; recognises Israel’s apartheid nature

On Friday 9th November, the AGM of the Dublin Colleges Branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) passed a number of motions recognising Israel as an Apartheid state and in full support of the international campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Three motions in support of Palestinian human rights and BDS were tabled at the 2012 AGM, and all were passed unanimously. These motions add to the many trade union and Trades Council motions supporting BDS that have been passed in Ireland over the past number of years by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), IMPACT, SIPTU, … Continue reading

EU-Israel ACAA: Europe once again rewards Israel in spite of violations of International Law

On October 23rd the European Parliament adopted the EU-Israel ACAA trade agreement by 379 votes to 230, with 41 abstentions despite the escalation of Israel’s illegal settlement policies and the entrenchment of its occupation of Palestinian lands. The vote was prompted by last month’s decision of the International Trade committee which, by a single vote, decided to oppose a further suspension of the agreement. MEPs who voted in favor of the agreement send a dangerous signal to the Israeli government: continued settlement construction, denial of the basic rights of the Palestinian people, inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners and the … Continue reading

Action Item: Please email members of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition

The Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition (CSC) members should be made aware that the public want an end to the trade in all blood diamonds – cut and polished diamonds as well as rough diamonds linked to human rights violations. UPDATE: Also, see the end of this page for a similar letter you can send to jewellers to make them aware of public concerns about Israeli blood diamonds. They should be informed that diamonds which fund war crimes and possible crimes against humanity are not conflict-free – they are blood diamonds. A list of civil society organisations and their … Continue reading

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