In a major win for human rights activism against corporate complicity, the world’s largest private security company Allied Universal, which owns G4S, has decided to sell all its remaining business in apartheid Israel. This follows years of an effective #StopG4S campaign waged by the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, including here in Ireland by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. IPSC Chairperson Zoë Lawlor welcomed the news saying, “This is an amazing and hard-won victory for Palestinian rights, coming after years of dedicated campaigning by human rights and Palestine solidarity activists. It really says something about the rank toxicity of Apartheid Israel’s … Continue reading →
Posted June 1, 2023 in Apartheid, BDS, G4S, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, Prisoners.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) condemns the Apartheid State of Israel for overseeing the death by hunger strike of Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan. Adnan, 45, died yesterday after an 87-day hunger strike in protest at his unlawful detention without charge or trial. We in the IPSC echo the view of the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council that this was a “calculated and cold-blooded slow-killing.” Adnan’s death was a form of ‘murder by negligence’, and it is no surprise it has come at a time when Israel is moving to implement a new law that will allow executions of Palestinian … Continue reading →
Posted May 3, 2023 in Addameer, Administrative Detention, Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Sanctions, Statements.
Phew, what a week we just had! Tuesday 29th November was International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and this past week saw the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign organise events the length and breadth of the country, from Waterford to Sligo, Limerick to Belfast, Newbridge to Navan, and Dublin to Derry. In Dublin, on November 30th, to mark 21 years of the IPSC, there was a standing-room only Palestinian Cultural Evening featuring world renowned oud player Saied Silbak, alongside readings from Sen. Frances Black, broadcaster Mike Murphy and actress Neili Conroy, and contributions from the current and former Chairs of the … Continue reading →
Posted December 3, 2022 in Apartheid, Event, Event Report, Film Screening, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Palestinian Culture, Poetry, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Public Meeting, Refugees, Report, Right of Return, Sanctions.
Apartheid Israel jailed and deported him. France is trying to silence him. Hear first-hand from Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hammouri! To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2023, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to a speaking tour with former Palestinian political prisoner Salah Hammouri; human rights defender, lawyer and researcher at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Salah Hammouri will speak at public meetings in the following places: Dublin: Wed 19 April, 7.15pm @ Academy Plaza Hotel, D1 Navan: Thur 20 April, 7pm @ SIPTU Dan Shaw Centre, Commons Road Omagh: Fri 21 April, 7:30pm @ Omagh … Continue reading →
Posted March 30, 2023 in Addameer, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Event, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Speaking Tour, Tour.
Please spare a couple of minutes to write to the Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs to raise the urgent case of Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hammouri, held without charge or trial by Israel under administrative detention since March 2022. The Israeli authorities have now revoked his Jerusalem residency, and plan to deport him from his home city of Jerusalem on Sunday 4 December.
Posted December 1, 2022 in Action Item, Email Campaign, Human Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
On 22nd October, Apartheid Israel moved to criminalise and ban six prominent civil society organisations, an escalation in its systematic targeting of human rights defenders, and an attempt to evade accountability for its violations of international law. Click here to take action! The six organisations are: Addameer, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International – Palestine, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees. They are all internationally renowned, principled, and effective Palestinian human rights organisations doing critical work protecting women’s rights, supporting famers impacted by Israel’s illegal land grabs, and supporting the … Continue reading →
Posted October 28, 2021 in Action Item, Addameer, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, Human Rights, Impunity, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) unreservedly condemns a military order issued last week by the Israeli Ministry of Defence that aims to criminalise and ban six prominent, highly respected and effective Palestinian human rights organisations. The groups in question are Defense for Children International Palestine, Al-Haq, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Bisan Center for Research and Development and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees. This is a dangerous and deplorable decision, the culmination of decades of the Israeli state’s attempts to smear, silence and shut down Palestinian civil society organisations and to … Continue reading →
Posted October 26, 2021 in Addameer, Amnesty, Analysis, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, HRW, Human Rights, Impunity, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
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 →
Posted November 24, 2020 in Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, Campaigns, Child deaths, Child Prisoners, Email Campaign, EU, Gaza, Home Demolitions, Horizon 2020, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, Jerusalem, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Refugees, Report, Right to BDS, Settlements, Settler Violence, UN, United Nations, UNOCHA, War Crimes, West Bank.
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. Click here to read our new Briefing Paper breaking down HRW’s report and recommendations IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi welcomed … Continue reading →
Posted April 27, 2021 in Analysis, Apartheid, Apartheid Wall, Arms Embargo, BDS, Crime Against Humanity, EU, Factsheet, Gaza, HRW, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Refugees, Right of Return, Sanctions, Settlements, Siege of Gaza, UN, United Nations, War Crimes, West Bank.
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 →
Posted April 26, 2021 in BDS, Campaigns, Email Campaign, G4S, Human Rights, International Law, Jerusalem, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Stop G4S, War Crimes, West Bank.
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 →
Posted April 16, 2021 in Campaigns, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, Prisoners, West Bank.
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 →
Posted January 21, 2021 in Campaigns, Email Campaign, Gaza, Human Rights, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, West Bank.
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 →
Posted October 28, 2020 in BDS, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, National Rights, Podcast, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS, Sanctions.
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 →
Posted September 1, 2020 in Apartheid, BDS, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners.
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 →
Posted August 17, 2020 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS.
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