Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Political Rights

Pledge to join the 24hr solidarity #FastForFreedom for Palestinian hunger strikers on 31 May [New Date]

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On Wednesday 31st May, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is asking people to join in a 24-hour nationwide ‘#FastForFreedom’ solidarity fast to raise awareness of the ongoing Freedom & Dignity Hunger Strike by over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. At the time of writing, the prisoners are on the 37th day of their strike – not that you would know this from Irish mainstream media. If you are willing to take part, please let us know by signing the pledge below – then let your friends know by sharing it on Facebook and Twitter, thanks! Why a ‘solidarity … 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

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

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

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

Speaking Tour: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ (13 – 20 May)

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To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee Kholoud Ajarma. She will speak in the following locations. Cork – Mon 15 May, 7:30pm: The Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay Limerick – Tue 16 May, 8pm: Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street Dublin – Wed 17 May, 7:30pm: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Derry – Thur 18 May, 7pm: Unison Hall, Clarendon Street Omagh – Fri 19 May, 7:30pm: Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Ave Portadown – Sat 20 May, 2:30pm: Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: … Continue reading

Statement of solidarity with Omar Barghouti, Palestinian BDS leader

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The below statement was issued by the The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP), of which the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is a member. The IPSC fully supports the statement and stands in solidarity with Omar Barghouti against this scurrilous Israeli attack on both himself and the wider Palestinian BDS movement. === ECCP Statement of Solidarity With Omar Barghouti The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) – a network of 42 European committees, organizations, NGOs, unions and international solidarity movements from 19 European countries – expresses its support and solidarity for human rights defender and … Continue reading

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag on Dublin City Hall

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On March 30th the ‘Protocol Committee’ of Dublin City Council voted unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag from Dublin’s City Hall between 15 May and early June 2017, in what Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi called “a heartening gesture of solidarity“. This historic decision was greeted with joy and appreciation by Palestinians in Ireland, in Palestine and in the diaspora. However, the decision has still to be ratified at the next full meeting of Dublin City Council which will be held on Monday 8th May – it is not a sure thing, and your help is needed! … Continue reading

‘A heartening gesture of solidarity’: Decision to fly Palestinian flag over Dublin City Hall welcomed!

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcement that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June this year, following a unanimous vote by city councillors on the council’s Protocol Committee.[1] Obviously this move will cause extreme anger amongst the ranks of the small but vocal group of apologists for Israeli Apartheid in this country and DCC will come under a certain amount of pressure and intimidation, and so we are asking our supporters – especially those who live in Dublin – to please contact the Dublin City CEO Owen Keegan, the Lord Mayor of … Continue reading

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