Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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

[Dublin] National Demonstration: End The Occupation – Freedom & Justice for Palestine!

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100 years of injustice & 50 years of occupation is enough! It’s time for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people! Show your solidarity with Palestine! The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called a national demonstration to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the ongoing brutal Israeli military occupation and illegal colonisation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, and 100 years of Palestinian resistance to the injustice that began with the Balfour Declaration in 1917 under which British imperialism declared that Palestine could be colonised by the Zionist movement at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian people. Speakers: Kholoud … 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

Help the IPSC raise money by volunteering at gigs and festivals this summer!

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How would you like to help the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign raise money and also have a great time working behind the bars at festivals and gigs this summer? This is how it works: the Workers Beer Company (WBC) is a not-for- profit organisation that runs bars at festivals. The WBC bars are staffed by volunteers from social justice movements. The money that the WBC would have paid in wages is then donated to the good cause that the volunteer is supporting. If you are over eighteen and want to help, email the following address for the application form: ipscgigvolunteers@gmail.com … 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

[Portadown] Vigil In Solidarity With Palestinian Hunger Strikers (IPSC)

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Portadown branch of the IPSC will be holding a vigil on the Garvaghy Road this Thursday evening, 25th May, at 7.30pm in support of over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners who have been hunger-strike since Monday 17th April. The protest will coincide with an international day of action being planned globally on Thursday to raise awareness about the mass hunger-strike. The hunger-strikers’ demands are for basic human rights: an end to the denial of family visits, proper health care and medical treatment, the right to access distance higher education and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention (imprisonment without charge … Continue reading

[Maynooth] Vigil for Palestinian Hunger Strikers (IPSC)

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Vigil at The Square, Maynooth on Friday 26th May from 6:30 – 7:30pm, to stand in solidarity with 1,600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. PLEASE LIKE & SHARE ON FACEBOOK, THANKS! Organised by Kildare IPSC

[Dublin] Open IPSC Meeting – Thursday 1st June (IPSC)

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Would you like to come along to the next Open Meeting of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign? The next meeting is on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 7.30pm Venue: IPSC Office, FIRST FLOOR, 18 Capel Street, Dublin 1 Map to office Come along to discuss Palestine and plan upcoming activities. We have stalls at festivals and city centres, organise demonstrations and speaking tours, film evenings, lobby politicians etc. All ages and nationalities are welcome. You don’t have to know a lot about Middle Eastern politics to get involved. Please call the office 01-8727798 or email dublin@ipsc.ie for more details

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

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