Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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IPSC responds to Tánaiste’s Gaza statement, calls for concrete action to end Israeli assault

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[1]. 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

Demonstration planned in Dublin today as death toll rises to 37 in Gaza

Reports from the respected Palestinian Center For Human Rights in Gaza confirm that at least 37 people have now died in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Israel breached a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on Wednesday 14th November. 8 children and 2 women are among the dead. A further 280 have been injured in the bombardment from air, land and sea. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has called for a demonstration at The Spire on O’Connell St. in Dublin at 2pm. Yesterday the campaign issued a statement expressing its disappointment at the Tánaiste’s uncritical acceptance of the official Israeli narrative of … Continue reading

Irish Citizen in Gaza Reports from Gaza City Hospital while Israeli airstrikes continue

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

Action Item: Email Foreign Minister Gilmore – Irish Government action needed to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza

Israel is again attacking the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip with extreme and indiscriminate violence. We ask you to send the below letter (or one of your own composition), which calls on the Irish Government to immediately demand that Israel cease these attacks and comply with international law, to An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore. You can email the Tánaiste at eamon.gilmore@oir.ie    or call (01) 4082000 and leave a message. It will only take two minutes! ========== Sample Letter Dear Minister, I am contacting you as I am very concerned about the recent Israeli … 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

PCHR: Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations (08–14 March 2012)

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and Launch a New Offensive on the Gaza Strip Weekly report from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) IOF launched a new offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes launched 36 air strikes, during which they fired 43 missiles. 24 Palestinians, including a child, a woman and two old men, were killed. The victims include the Secretary-General of the Popular Resistance Committees, who was extra-judicially executed.   74 Palestinians, 59 of whom are civilians, including 16 children and 7 women, were … Continue reading

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