As Apartheid Israel intensifies its assault on Palestinian civil society, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity sends our solidarity to our sisters and brothers in the Palestinian NGOs under attack. We have continued our efforts to push the Irish government to move from words of condemnation into taking concrete action. Below you will find a copy of our latest letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney. TO: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney CC: An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin Opposition Spokespeople for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Members of the Cross Party Oireachtas Friends of Palestine group, Interested TDs, Senators and MEPs Dear … Continue reading →
Posted September 2, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, Free Speech, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions.
Nine EU countries, including Ireland, issued a joint statement on Tuesday saying they will continue working with six Palestinian NGOs that Israel branded “terrorist organisations” last year, because Israel has failed to provide evidence to prove its claims. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign today welcomed the news. The nine countries are Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Spain and Sweden. The six Palestinian NGOs in question are Addameer, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees. The joint statement from the nine Foreign … Continue reading →
Posted July 13, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, EU, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases.
You are invited to attend one of these timely and important talks by preeminent Palestinian human rights defender Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al Haq, and a Secretary General of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, who is on a speaking tour of Ireland, facilitated by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Mr. Jabarin will speak in the following locations: Friday 14 Oct – Galway, 1pm @ Martin Ryan Annex, Galway University Monday 17 Oct – Navan, 7pm @ SIPTU Dan Shaw Centre Tuesday 18 Oct – Dublin, 7pm @ Robert Emmet Theatre, TCD Wednesday 19 Oct – Cork, 7.30pm @ … Continue reading →
Posted October 7, 2022 in Al-HAq, Apartheid, Cork, Dublin, Event, Galway, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Speaking Tour, War Crimes, Waterford.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) condemned last night’s raids by Israeli occupation forces on the offices of six highly respected and effective Palestinian human rights organisations. These organisations were designated as “terrorist entities” by Israel in October 2021, a move that has been openly rejected by nine EU states, including Ireland. Late yesterday, Apartheid Israel’s forces raided the offices of the human rights organisations, confiscated equipment, documents and materials, sealed their doors, and left notices declaring them unlawful organisations and ordering them closed. In the office of Al Haq, the soldiers tore to the ground an Irish flag which had … Continue reading →
Posted August 18, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
In a letter published in today’s Irish Times, 18 leading Irish and Palestinian human rights and Palestine solidarity organisations have called for Israel to immediately release Palestinian human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. “Mr Nawajaa is a human rights defender and community leader who has been imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association. He is therefore a prisoner of conscience, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released. Both the Irish Government and the EU must loudly echo this call … Continue reading →
Posted August 15, 2020 in Academics for Palestine, Al-HAq, Amnesty, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Christian Aid, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Open Letter, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Trade Unions.
On 12th and 23th May 2018, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights were honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality. Speakers over the course of two days included Omar Barghouti, Haneen Zoabi, Ali Abunimah, John Reynolds, Sahar Francis, Lubnah Shomali, Shir Hever, Mona El Farra, Jamal Juma’, Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, Fatin Al Tamimi and Eamon McMahon. Now we are pleased to present the … Continue reading →
Posted February 12, 2019 in Academic Boycott, Addameer, Al-HAq, Analysis, Apartheid, Arms Embargo, BADIL, BDS, Boycott, Child deaths, Child Prisoners, Cultural Boycott, Dublin, Economic Boycott, Ethnic Cleansing, EU, Event Report, Gaza, History, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Media Bias, Multimedia, Nakba, National Rights, PACBI, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Palestinian Culture, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Refugees, Right of Return, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Settlements, Settler Violence, Siege of Gaza, Uncategorized, United Nations, UNRWA, Video, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
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. 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 →
Posted November 16, 2012 in Al Mezan, Al-HAq, BDS, Euro Med, Gaza, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, PCHR, Pillar of Cloud, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions, Siege of Gaza, Statements, War Crimes.
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 →
Posted November 16, 2012 in Al-HAq, BDS, Gaza, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, PCHR, Pillar of Cloud, Political Rights, Press releases, Siege of Gaza, Statements, War Crimes.
Below are some recently issued reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. Caabu – The Council for British-Arab Understanding: “Palestinian Prisoners: No Security in Injustice” (September 2012) 2. B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: “Arrested Development: The Long Term Impact of Israel’s Separation Barrier in the West Bank” (October 2012) 3. Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: “Eyes on Israeli Military Court: A Collection of Impressions” (October 2012) 4. Gideon Levy in Haaretz: “Survey: Most Israelis support an apartheid regime in Israel” (October 2012) … Continue reading →
Posted November 5, 2012 in Adalah, Addameer, Al-HAq, Alternative Information Center, Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, B'Tselem, CAABU, Child Prisoners, Christian Aid, Crisis Action, Divestment, Economic Boycott, EU, Factsheet, Human Rights, Israel Democracy Institute, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Report, Sanctions, Settlements, Settler Violence, The Wall, Trocaire, UN Report, United Nations, West Bank.
Below are some recently issued reports on the Palestinian issue that will be of interest to our supporters. 1. UN Country Team in the occupied Palestinian territories: “Gaza in 2020 A liveable place?” (August 2012) 2. Breaking the Silence: “Children and Youth – Soldiers’ Testimonies 2005-2011” (August 2012) 3. Alternative Information Center: “Outposts and Price Tag Violence: A Blow Upon a Bruise” (September 2012) 4. Al-Haq: “Pillage of the Dead Sea: Israel’s Unlawful Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” (September 2012) 5. Addameer: “Quarterly Update on Palestinian Prisoners” (August 2012)
Posted September 3, 2012 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Alternative Information Center, Apartheid, Breaking the Silence, Child Prisoners, Factsheet, Gaza, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Report, Settlements, Settler Violence, Siege of Gaza, UN Report, UNCTOPT, UNESCO, United Nations, UNOCHA, West Bank.
As a Palestinian organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq has, for the past ten years, witnessed with growing concern Israel’s continued construction of what Professor John Dugard, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967, has termed “the Annexation Wall.” Since the outset, the construction of the Wall in the OPT has faced international condemnation on the basis of its illegality under international law. In 2004, the International Court of Justice called on Israel to cease construction of the … Continue reading →
Posted June 19, 2012 in Al-HAq, Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, Campaigns, Email Campaign, Human Rights, Irish Government, Multimedia, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, The Wall, West Bank.