Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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3 Minutes for Palestine: Write to Minister for Foreign Affairs urging Irish action over Gaza crisis

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Dear friends, The situation in Gaza has become unbearable for the two million people living under Israel’s decade-long illegal siege. Just last week the UN declared that “the ‘unliveability’ threshold has already been passed” in the strip and this has been compounded by Israel’s policy of reducing electricity supply to a few hours every day. For a decade of cruel and illegal siege, for three devastating criminal assaults, for near-daily ceasefire violations, and for making Gaza unlivable, the Israeli state has faced not a single sanction from the international community. This impunity must end, so we are asking you to … Continue reading

WATCH: National Demonstration for Freedom & Justice in Palestine

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On Saturday 10th June around 1,500 people from all over Ireland (and further afield) marched in a National Demonstration to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation and illegal colonisation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised the event to convey a simple message, that  ‘100 years of injustice & 50 years of occupation is enough! It’s time for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people!’ Click here to read the leaflet (PDF) we handed out to thousands of people along the way. Speaking at the rally outside the Israeli Embassy … Continue reading

IPSC salutes the Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott Apartheid Israel

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The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) warmly welcomes and commends the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) for passing a motion in support of the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. A cultural boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian civil society since 2004. The motion was passed on 1st March at the MUI Annual General Meeting in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, and reads as follows: “The executive of the Musicians’ Union of Ireland urges its members, in view of the repeated and continued disregard by Israel of International Law and Humanitarian Law, to boycott all Cultural Activities funded by the … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #21: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’

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The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#21 – Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ [2017-05-17] – (Download here) INFO: To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee rights activist Kholoud Ajarma, who spoke in the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday 17th May 2017. Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: four generations of … Continue reading

Dublin City & Sligo County Councils vote to fly Palestinian flags to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcements that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June this year, following a vote by Dublin City Council this evening. Sligo County Council also voted to flag the flag from the Council Building between 15th May and the end of the month. IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al-Tamimi, a Palestinian-Irish citizen whose family is originally from Hebron and Gaza in the occupied Palestinian territories, said: “We in the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign sincerely thank Dublin City and Sligo County Councils for voting for these important symbolic measures. They … Continue reading

Palestinian hunger strikers declare victory – 24hr solidarity fast cancelled

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On Saturday 27th May, after 41 days of a mass hunger strike involving some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, the leaders of the strike declared victory and suspended the strike. 80% of the hunger strikers’ demands for basic rights have been met. We salute the steadfastness of the strikers in their quest for justice – and sincerely thank all those who took part in solidarity actions over the past month. The IPSC had planned a 24 hour solidarity fast for Wednesday 31st May in order to try to highlight the strike which had been largely ignored by the mainstream media in … Continue reading

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag at Kildare County Council

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Kildare County Councillors will vote on Monday 29th May on a motion which will allow the Palestinian flag to be flown above the Council offices for a week in June.  Independent Cllr Joanne Pender has proposed a motion which acknowledges recent moves in the Dáil towards full recognition of the state of Palestine and asks Councillors to supporting flying the flag for a week in June to mark 50 years of occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The motion also references the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails who are on the sixth week of a hunger strike … Continue reading

FAQ: Why are over 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike?

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Why are 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike? On Monday 17th April – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – around 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails began what they call the Freedom & Dignity Hunger Strike. The primary reasons the prisoners are on hunger strike is to secure more frequent and lengthy family visits, better prison conditions such as improved medical care, and an end to the practice of solitary confinement and Administrative Detention (internment without charge or trial). How many Palestinian political prisoners does Israel hold? At present there are over 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners in Israel’s jails. … Continue reading

Statement in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers

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On 17 April 2017 around 1500 Palestinian prisoners announced the beginning of an open hunger strike calling for an end to the state of Israel’s practice of prisoner abuse, solitary confinement, torture, medical negligence and denial of rights guaranteed under international law—including the right to a fair trial and family visits. Several Palestinian prisoners leading the hunger strike have been transferred into isolation and at the moment all striking prisoners are being denied lawyer and family visits. Currently the state of Israel holds more then 7150 Palestinian political prisoners of which approximately 6300 are male political prisoners, 300 male children … Continue reading

Palestinian Freedom & Dignity Hunger Strike – Updated list of solidarity actions in Ireland

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On Monday 17th April – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – around 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails began what they call the Freedom & Dignity Hunger Strike. The strike is calling for an end to the state of Israel’s practice of prisoner abuse, solitary confinement, torture, medical negligence and denial of rights guaranteed under international law—including the right to a fair trial and family visits. Below you will find an updated list of solidarity events taking place around Ireland in support of the hunger strikers: UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday 25th May Portadown – Vigil in solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers … Continue reading

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