Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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IPSC position on Irish government recognition of a Palestinian state

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Introductory note: The following statement, issued on 20th February 2017, outlines the position of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign towards the reported upcoming motion in Dáil Eireann concerning Irish recognition of a Palestinian state. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) fully supports the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as guaranteed by UN General Assembly Resolution 3236. This right is the foremost and most fundamental human right of the Palestinian people and it is the basis of the Palestinian national liberation movement. It is an inalienable right of all Palestinians – those in the Occupied Territories, Palestinian citizens of Israel and … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Malaka Mohammed – Palestinian Student & BDS Activist (8 – 14 Feb)

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TCD Students for Justice in Palestine, United Against Racism, Academics for Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and others are proud to host an Irish speaking tour featuring Palestinian student and BDS activist Malaka Mohammed between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th February 2017 in Dublin (TCD & UCD), Maynooth (NUI), Sligo and Belfast (QUB). While most of the talks will take place on university campuses, they are open to all interested people. About the speaker: From Gaza, Malaka Mohammed is a Palestinian PhD candidate at Exeter University, Former National Union of Student Executive Committee member and a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions … Continue reading

In Pictures: New Year’s Eve Vigils for Palestine in Dublin and Sligo

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On New Year’s Eve, members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in both Dublin and Sligo took to the streets to see out 2016 with displays of solidarity with the people of Palestine who face into another year of oppression, occupation, colonisation and injustice at the hands of the apartheid Israeli state. The gatherings were to mark the eighth anniversary of the 2008/09 massacre called ‘Operation Cast Lead’, when Israeli occupation forces attacked Gaza for 23 days killing over 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 300 children. In Dublin over a hundred people gathered on the city’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge, … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Palestinian Children Under Israeli Occupation – with Ayed Abu Eqtaish (28 Nov – 3 Dec)

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To commemorate the annual International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People 2016, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is honoured to host a speaking tour featuring Ayed Abu Eqtaish from Defence For Children International in Palestine between Monday 28th November and Saturday 3rd December.  Mr. Abu Eqtaish will speak in the following locations: Mon 28 – Cork: 7pm, Sample Studios, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 10-19 Sullivan’s Quay Tue 29 – Dublin: 7pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, D1 Wed 30 – Limerick: 7.30pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St Thur 1 – Galway: 7.30pm, The View, Aras na Mac Leinn, Galway University … Continue reading

Portadown IPSC/Gaza women’s project – latest update

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In the aftermath of destructive military onslaught on Gaza by Israeli forces which cost the lives of over 2,000 Palestinians in 2014, Portadown IPSC made contact with community workers in Khan Younis to establish a means of providing material assistance to those most affected by the conflict. A proposal was received back from Gaza in relation to a potential project which sought to provide direct assistance to women in those families where the main bread-winner was either killed or seriously injured as a result of the Israeli bombardment. That initiative envisaged providing training and employment opportunities for women by creating a … Continue reading

David Lloyd: On the malevolence of occupation and necessity of BDS

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David Lloyd, the Distinguished Professor, poet, activist and signatory to both the Irish Academics’ and Irish Artists’ pledges to boycott Israel, has a wonderful piece entitled ‘The Malevolence of Occupation’ in the new issue of the Dublin Review of Books. Below is an excerpt, you can read the full piece here. Above all, boycott is an instrument of civil society. We call for a boycott when the means to redress an ongoing injury are denied by the legal or political institutions that ought to intervene. In December 2009, Israel launched its catastrophic “Cast Lead” assault on Gaza ‑ as it … Continue reading

In Pictures: Newbridge, Portadown and Galway stand in solidarity with Gaza and Bilal Kayed

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On Thursday 26th August, IPSC branches in Galway, Newbridge and Portadown organised solidarity protests against the ongoing siege and renewed bombing of Gaza, and calling for freedom for Palestinian hunger strike Bilal Kayed, who ended his fast after 71 days without food. Portadown: Ireland to Gaza – Hand in Hand to Break the Siege The Portadown branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) responded positively to a request received on Tuesday night from their contacts in Gaza asking them to show solidarity in the wake of Israeli attacks earlier this week by organising a street vigil in the town … Continue reading

Palestine Days at Belfast’s Feile An Phobail (Thur 4th & Fri 5th August)

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As part of the annual Felie An Phobail, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) present two days of events in solidarity with the Palestinian people. All events are FREE and there will be stalls and exhibitions throughout the day. Palestine Day #1: Israel’s War on Palestinian Children Thursday 4th August 2016 St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast. Schedule: 12-2 pm          Palestinian Lunch.  A selection of delicious homemade Palestinian food. There will be a small charge to cover costs. 2.00 pm           Film:  Small Hands in Handcuffs Anrai Carroll, 2014, 40 mins In October 2013, 16-year-old Anrai Carroll from Ireland travelled … Continue reading

Irish Bishop McAreavey calls Gaza ‘biggest open prison in the world’ on visit

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 ‘Everything people do is controlled by the state of Israel … No matter where you go, you see the remains of the war of 2014.’  This is the description by an Irish bishop of the life-sapping reality of daily life for the people of the Gaza Strip as they deal with ongoing occupation and biennial mass attacks. The Irish Catholic Bishop of Dromore, John McAreavey is currently on a ten day visit to the occupied Palestinian territories and Jordan. Speaking to RTE Radio 1’s News At One, following two days in Gaza the Bishop also repeated the often-used description of Gaza … Continue reading

Gaza women’s project reaching fruition through Portadown IPSC support

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A project in the Khan Younis area of Gaza, directly supported by the Portadown branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), will see training and employment opportunities created for at least sixty women in war-devastated region. In the aftermath of last year’s military onslaught on Gaza by Israeli forces which cost the lives of over 2,000 Palestinians, a number of people in Portadown who had previously been involved in various initiatives relating to Palestine came together to form a local branch of the Ireland Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. That decision to form an IPSC branch has permitted people in the … Continue reading

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