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Speaking Tour: Palestinian lawyer Aouda Zbidat: Palestinian Political Prisoners from children to internees

To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2016 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian-Israeli lawyer Aouda Zbidat from Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Her talk will be a first-hand account on the key human rights violations facing Palestinian Political Prisoners in occupied Palestine. Ms. Zbidat will speak in the following locations: LIMERICK: Mon 18 April, 7.30pm – Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth St CORK: Tuesday 19 April, 8pm – The Imperial Hotel, South Mall DUBLIN: Wed 20 April, 7pm – The Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Some of the issues that Ms Zbidat will address in … Continue reading

Volunteering in Palestine: A report from the 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp

As a strong supporter of the work of the Lajee Center in Aida refugee camp in occupied Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is happy to publish below a report back from the centre’s latest summer volunteer work camp from an Irishman who took part.  The author would like to return to Aida in the future, therefore to reduce the risk of being denied re-entry by Israeli official, we have published this piece anonymously. The 15th Lajee Center International Summer Camp The Lajee Center’s 15th international summer camp brought over thirty volunteers to the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem between the … Continue reading

In Pictures: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day protest in Dublin

On Thursday 16th April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a solidarity action for Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails at the top of Grafton Street. For an hour members and supporters, including many from the Palestinian community stood with placards, banners and flags in very effective visual display to get the message out to the public about the appalling plight of the Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is April 17 every year, however due to this falling on a Friday this year, we are staged our  event on April 16th to reach as many people on the late shopping … Continue reading

Infographic: Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails (April 2014)

According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st February 2015 (the latest date for which figures are available) there were 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 454 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 163 were minors, and 25 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks. For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.

8 things you may have missed this week in Palestine

Irish media continues to frequently ignore important stories emerging from Palestine-Israel, stories that are vital to context setting and framing during those times when the issue actually does hit international headlines. By ignoring such stories, which expose the true nature of Palestinian life under military occupation and apartheid, the media can only be considered to be complicit via their silence. Therefore the IPSC continues with our new weekly round up of the most important stories that you may have missed if your only source of information is the Irish mainstream media. #1. Israel pressures UN to remove it from a … Continue reading

5 things you may have missed this week in Palestine

Irish media continues to frequently ignore important stories emerging from Palestine-Israel, stories that are vital to context setting and framing during those times when the issue actually does hit international headlines. By ignoring such stories, which expose the true nature of Palestinian life under military occupation and apartheid, the media can only be considered to be complicit via their silence. Therefore the IPSC continues with our new weekly round up of the most important stories that you may have missed if your only source of information is the Irish mainstream media. #1. At least 2 Palestinians were among the 40 … Continue reading

7 things you may have missed this week in Palestine

Irish media continues to frequently ignore important stories emerging from Palestine-Israel, stories that are vital to context setting and framing during those times when the issue actually does hit international headlines. By ignoring such stories, which expose the true nature of Palestinian life under military occupation and apartheid, the media can only be considered to be complicit via their silence. Therefore the IPSC continues with our new weekly round up of the most important stories that you may have missed if your only source of information is the Irish mainstream media. #1. A Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by the … Continue reading

Infographic: Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails (October 2014)

According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st October 2014 there were 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 500 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 182 were minors, and 19 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.

Palestine campaigners celebrate exclusion of occupation profiteer G4S from Irish government contract

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today hailed the Irish government’s decision to award the lucrative JobPath state contract to tender applicants other than the Anglo-Danish G4S security firm. The IPSC had run a campaign calling on the government not to grant this to G4S which it says both enables and profiteers from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The IPSC, along with several other human rights organisations and concerned individuals, sent a letter to the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, under whose auspices the JobPath scheme is being operated, outlining our opposition to the inclusion of G4S in the scheme … Continue reading

Infographic: Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails (September 2014)

According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st September 2014 there were 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 500 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 201 were minors, and 18 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.

Context and collective punishment: The aftermath of recent killings in the Palestine-Israel region

The IPSC deplores the brutal murder of the three young Israeli citizens whose remains were found on Monday near Hebron and the apparent ‘revenge’ murder of a Palestinian teenager reportedly carried out by Israeli extremists early Wednesday. Equally the IPSC deplores the deaths of all civilians killed in this conflict of unequals, including the six civilians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the Israeli teenagers were kidnapped. The IPSC is concerned that the unjustifiable killings of the three Israelis will be used to justify further killings, destruction and illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) by the Israeli … Continue reading

Action Item: Stop G4S – Ask Minister to reject G4S tender for JobPath due to complicity in Israeli human rights violations

The Anglo-Danish security firm G4S is one of a number of private companies bidding for the JobPath contract with the Irish state. Amongst other things, G4S is notorious for its operations and service provision within the Israeli prison system. IMPORTANT UPDATE: It was announced on Friday 6th June by G4S that it will pull out of the Israeli prison regime within three years. But as Randa Wahbe of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association notes, ” this has no immediate effect on those facing human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today [and] G4S has a long track record of … Continue reading

In Pictures: Protest in solidarity with mass Palestinian hunger strike

Members and supporters of the Campaign to Free Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstrated outside the Dail last Thursday 12th June to mark the 50th day of a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails. Also present on the protest were several elected representatives including independent TDs John Halligan and Thomas Pringle, Sean Crowe TD, Dessie Ellis TD, Aengus O Snodaigh TD and Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha from Sinn Fein, the People Before Profit Alliance’s TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Cllr. Tina McVeigh, Joan Collins TD from United Left, independent Cllr. Cieran … Continue reading

Infographic: Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails (May 2014)

According to Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights association, as of 1st May 2014 there were 5271 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Of these, 192 were held under Administrative Detention (indefinitely renewable internment without charge or trial), 196 were minors, and 17 were female. Here’s our infographic of how that information looks For more information, please see the Addameer factsheet here.    

The Palestine Podcast #6: Fadwa Barghouti & Neeshan Balton on the launch of the ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi & All Palestinian Political Prisoners – Ireland’

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#6 – Fadwa Barghouti & Neeshan Balton on the launch of the ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi & All Palestinian Political Prisoners – Ireland’ [2014-05-07] – (Download here) INFO: This public meeting saw the Irish launch of the international ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners’. The meeting took place on Wednesday 7th May at … Continue reading

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