Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Take Action: Stop Gardaí & PSNI collaboration with Israel’s ministry of death, torture and racism

Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security.    CLICK TO TAKE ACTION!   This is the Ministry responsible for both the Israel National Police (including the Border Police) and the Israel Prison Service. It oversees routine commission of serious human rights abuses and international law violations against the Palestinian people, and racism and violence directed at minorities within Israel. These well documented violations include brutal killings, the torture and imprisonment of children, medical negligence of political prisoners, … Continue reading

Crimes Against Humanity: Human Rights Watch says Israel committing Apartheid and Persecution and demands international sanctions

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has praised the publication of a new report by Human Rights Watch showing that Israel is committing the dual crimes against humanity of Apartheid and Persecution of the Palestinian people. The report, entitled ‘A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution’, is the latest in a long line of human rights organisations levelling similar charges against Israel, and also calls for international sanctions against the Israeli state and individuals implicated in these crimes. IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi welcomed the report, stating: “Human Rights Watch is to be commended for publishing such a … Continue reading

Let’s tell G4S’s new owners that collaboration with Apartheid is unacceptable!

Earlier this month, US-based security company Allied Universal acquired G4S, creating the world’s largest security company. #StopG4S was launched by Palestinian civil society organizations in 2012, to support a historic hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners. Trade unions, churches, and grassroots movements across over 25 countries joined the campaign that cost G4S contracts worth millions of dollars. The #StopG4S campaign has already shown its impact. In December 2016, G4S sold its subsidiary, G4S Israel, to the Israeli equity fund FIMI. Until then, G4S was responsible for running Israeli prisons, where Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to … Continue reading

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Tweet for Freedom!

Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – Tweet for Freedom!  Tomorrow, April 17th, is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, when we stand in the solidarity with all Palestinian political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s prisons.  Right now there are 4,450 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, including 140 children, 440 internees, and 37 women. It is these women in particular that we wish to highlight tomorrow, as part of a global online action coordinated by Addameer and the General Union of Palestinian Women. We ask you to join us in virtually marking Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Palestinian Women Behind Israeli Bars Since the beginning of the occupation, … Continue reading

Take Action: Demand Israel releases Khalil Al Halabi – imprisoned without conviction for almost five years

Dear friends, My name is Khalil Al Halabi, the father of Mohammad Al Halabi, the former World Vision-Australia director for the West Bank and Gaza. Mohammad was arrested on false allegations in June 2016 and is held in the notorious Ramon Prison in Israel. UN experts have called for his release. I am calling on all friends of Palestine to participate in a Month of Action in January by sending the following letter to the Irish Government demanding action to secure my innocent son’s immediate release. Our family, including Mohammed’s five young children, are desperate to have him free and … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #52: ‘Targeting Activism for Palestinian Rights’

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#52 – ‘Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights’ with Huwaida Arraf, Dima Khalidi, Mahmoud Nawajaa, Majed Abusalama and Frances Black [2020-08-26] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, we feature an important discussion that took place as part of the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival concentrating on the increased targeting of Palestinian and Palestine solidarity human … Continue reading

Freedom: A message from Mahmoud Nawajaa after his release!

Mahmoud Nawajaa, the recently released Palestinian human rights defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement has released the following statement thanking all who stood in solidarity with him and acted to secure his release. We are happy to share it below: It was 3:30 am, just before Eid al-Adha. We had prepared ourselves to celebrate the holiday in our new dream home, which took us years to finish. Tens of Israeli soldiers, with dogs, stormed our home, terrifying our three children. They took me blindfolded and handcuffed to a military interrogation center near Haifa. I wish I could visit … Continue reading

#FreeMahmoud: Palestinian human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa is FREE!

Today, Palestinian human rights defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement, Mahmoud Nawajaa, was released by an Israeli military court, after 19 days of illegal detention without charges. Since his arrest on July 30, the Israeli internal security Shin Bet has failed to present any formal charges against him. His release comes on the back of an intensive global campaign to pressure Israel to free him. Palestinian and international civil society organisations like the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) called and campaigned for his release … Continue reading

Leading Irish human rights groups issue call to #FreeMahmoud Nawajaa!

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

Take Action to #FreeMahmoud: Irish Government must act for release of leading Palestinian BDS Activist

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has condemned last night’s arrest and detention of well known Palestinian human rights defender Mahmoud Nawajaa (34), the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). According to reports from Palestine, at around 3.30am last night, dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the village of Abu Qash near Ramallah, kicked in the door of Mr. Nawajaa’s house, handcuffed and blindfolded him in front of his family, and then hauled him off to Jalameh prison inside the state of Israel. The BNC is a broad coalition of over 200 Palestinian civil society organisations … Continue reading

In Pictures: Protest for release of Palestinian human rights defender & BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa

At lunchtime today, Thursday 6th August, Palestinian rights campaigners gathered outside the Irish parliament in a symbolic and socially distanced protest to call for the release of Palestinian human rights defender and BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, who has been imprisoned for a week without charge by Israel. IPSC members alongside Irish public, political and human rights figures including renowned artist Robert Ballagh, TDs Seán Crowe, Chris Andrews, Bríd Smith, Mairead Farrell, Martin Browne and David Cullinane, Senator Fintan Warfield, Dublin City Councillors Daniel Céitinn and Tina McVeigh, and members of Comhlámh, Afri, Kairos Ireland, and Academics for Palestine called on … Continue reading

Amnesty International joins calls for release of imprisoned Palestinian Human Rights Defender Mahmoud Nawajaa

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed the news that Amnesty International has joined the calls for the immediate release of the Palestinian Human Rights Defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement, Mahmoud Nawajaa. Nawajaa was abducted from his home by Israeli occupation forces on 30th July and has been held without charge since, denied access to his lawyers or family. Yesterday the IPSC alongside Irish public, political and human rights figures including renowned artist Robert Ballagh, TDs Seán Crowe, Chris Andrews, Bríd Smith, Mairead Farrell, Martin Browne and David Cullinane, Senator Fintan Warfield, Dublin City Councillors Daniel Céitinn … Continue reading

Watch: Palestinian Stories #4: Mohammad the Cartoonist

In the fourth of our Palestinian Stories short video series, we hear from Mohammad, a Palestinian cartoonist, artist and former political prisoner from the West Bank. Mohammad asks us in the West to reflect on the difficulties of our lives over the past number of months in lockdown, and then to imagine how much worse life is for Palestinians, especially political prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s jails. All images © Mohammad Sabaaneh: http://www.sabaaneh.com/ Music: Karloma – The White Nile, from ‘Palestinian Sounds’ (Yabous Productions, 2001) Palestinian Stories is a new series of short videos featuring the voices and stories of Palestinians … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #46: ‘Systemic Racism in the US and Israel’

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#46 – ‘Systemic Racism in the US and Israel’ with Nadia Abu El-Haj, Johanna Fernández, Maha Nassar and Nahla Abdo  [2020-07-14] – (Download here) INFO: In this episode of The Palestine Podcast we hear an urgent, informative and disturbing discussion between Nadia Abu El-Haj, Johanna Fernández, Maha Nassar and Nahla Abdo about racial policing, systemic racism and settler-colonial repression in the United … Continue reading

Palestine Podcast #44: Khaled Quzmar, Nery Ramati & Eamon McMahon at the ‘Palestinian Children’s Conference’

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#44 – Khaled Quzmar, Nery Ramati & Eamon McMahon at the ‘Palestinian Children’s Conference’ [2019-11-23] – (Download here) INFO: In November 2019, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and a number of Irish trade unions hosted a two day conference in Dublin on the situation of Palestinian children under Israel’s Apartheid regime. In this week’s episode of the Palestine Podcast, we hear from three … Continue reading

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