Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Impunity to kill: Six Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in less than a fortnight

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Yesterday, as media outlets focused on the outcome of the elections in Israel, it was business as usual in Israeli-occupied Palestine. Two Palestinians lost their lives at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces, bringing to six the number of young Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the past fortnight alone. These deaths have gone largely unreported in the Irish media and Israeli aggression continues apace. The Israeli government and its military continue to kill, maim and destroy lives and livelihoods with impunity, unchecked by the international community. Yesterday, 23rd January 2013, Lubna Munir Hanash, a young 22-year-old Palestinian woman … Continue reading

Take action to help end Irish media bias against Palestine

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As part of their attack on Gaza, Israel has conducted a media war in Ireland – media outlets have spoken to us of being ‘bombarded’ by Israeli press releases and having Israeli spokespeople continually haranguing them. As we’re sure you’ve noticed, this has led to a significant bias in media reportage of the issues – whether on TV, radio or newspapers. We need to redress this imbalance – Irish media outlets must be asked to provide a fair and balanced coverage. NOTE: You can download this document as a printable PDF here. Below, we have listed the main anti-Palestinian forms … Continue reading

IPSC Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire and Calls for End to Siege

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The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that was announced last night. The ceasefire, which went into effect at 9pm local time, comes after 8 days of brutal bombardment of the Gaza Strip which left 156 Palestinians and 5 Israeli citizens dead.  Of the 156 Palestinians, 103 were civilians. Amongst those were 33 children, 13 women and 3 journalists. The 5th child of Al- Dalou family, who lost 4 of their children when an Israeli air-strike targeted their home on Monday, is still buried under rubble and presumed dead. Over 1000 people have been wounded … Continue reading

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

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

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