Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Factsheet

Infographic: The Palestinian Mass Hunger Strike at 60 Days

On Sunday 22nd June 2014 the mass Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli prisons – the longest such mass strike in Palestinian history – moved into it’s 60th day. We present and an info-graphic explaining why the strike is taking place, and what is going on inside the prisons and on the strike. The strike is now taking place in the context of the mass Israeli collective punishment of the Palestinian people, ostensibly as part of a search for three missing Israeli teenage illegal settlers, who are presumed kidnapped. This collective punishment, which has seen a further 400 Palestinians arrested, at … Continue reading

April 17 – Palestinian Prisoners’ Day Events & Action Items (with added infographic)

Today, Thursday April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, and to mark the occasion the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting two events in Dublin – A vigil from 5-7pm outside St. Stephen’s Green to highlight private security firm G4S’ complicity with Israeli abuses in apartheid’s prison regime. (Click here for more info) and Two film screenings focusing on Palestinian child prisoners beginning at 7.30pm in the Pearse Centre on Pearse St; the Dublin premiere of  ‘Small Hands in Handcuffs’ & excerpts of ‘Stone Cold Justice’. (Click here for more info) Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories … Continue reading

Gaza: How far can it bend before it snaps? – A new article by Stephen McCloskey

The following article was written by Stephen McCloskey, a member of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign who has written extensively on the occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank by Israel. Note: To download a PDF version of the article, please click here.   Gaza: How far can it bend before it snaps?   In December last Amnesty International warned that the Gaza Strip was ‘in the shadow of a public health catastrophe’ given the deteriorating living conditions for the region’s 1.7 million people, most of whom are refugees.  Subjected to an Israeli blockade since 2007 that has devastated … Continue reading

Report: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off  IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … Continue reading

Take action to help end Irish media bias against Palestine

As part of their attack on Gaza, Israel has conducted a media war in Ireland – media outlets have spoken to us of being ‘bombarded’ by Israeli press releases and having Israeli spokespeople continually haranguing them. As we’re sure you’ve noticed, this has led to a significant bias in media reportage of the issues – whether on TV, radio or newspapers. We need to redress this imbalance – Irish media outlets must be asked to provide a fair and balanced coverage. NOTE: You can download this document as a printable PDF here. Below, we have listed the main anti-Palestinian forms … Continue reading

Important NGO reports (November 2012)

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

Important NGO reports (September 2012)

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)

Action Item: Hana Shalabi Reaches 40 Days of Hunger Strike

EDIT 29 March 2012: According to breaking reports in the media, Hana has ended her hunger strike and will be exiled to Gaza. We are glad that Hana, who was in extremely bad condition when last seen by medics, will be freed and hope that her strike has not resulted in any lasting ill effects. However, we are disgusted that instead of releasing Hana – who has been held without charge for more than two years in total – back to her home, the Israeli state seeks to dictate the whereabouts in which someone can live. Hana is a Palestinian … Continue reading

PCHR: Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations (15–21 March 2012)

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) Weekly report from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)   IOF continued to fire at Palestinian civilians and property in border areas in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian child was wounded when he was at home in Rafah. IOF opened fire at agricultural areas in Khuza’a village, east of Khan Yunis. IOF opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.   IOF have continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank. Two Palestinian civilians were wounded. IOF arrested two Palestinian … Continue reading

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