Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Settler Violence

EU ambassador to Israel must not speak alongside settler leader Dani Dayan at anti-BDS event

The following letter was sent by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine to the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in protest at an EU official speaking alongside an illegal settler leader at an anti-BDS conference in Israel. This is a shameful move by the EU, showing that it is willing help Israel fight the nonviolent civil society BDS movement for justice for Palestinians, but totally unwilling to take concrete action on illegal colonial settlements or Israeli war crimes. The messagethis sends to Israel is obvious – ‘carry on … Continue reading

Israel’s system of permanent violence: The new Palestinian uprising in context

There has been an upsurge of violence in the Palestine-Israel region since October 1st. Settler attacks on Palestinians, which had been running at between 50 and 80 per month, have surged to over 120 attacks in the first week of October. These attacks include firebombings, shootings, burning crops and stoning houses – often under the protection of the army.[1] Israeli army and police have brutally attacked West Bank Palestinian demonstrators, with over 1,300 people injured by live and rubber-coated bullets. Against this background of widespread colonial violence against Palestinians, condemned by human rights groups like Amnesty International, there have been … Continue reading

Israeli settler violence is not divorced from the unending violence of the colonial state – they are inextricably intertwined.

Judging by the reactions of everyone from Benjamin Nethanyahu (responsible for the deaths of over 550 kids in Gaza last year) to Ayelet Shaked (who called called Palestinian kids “little snakes”) to the US State Department (you know, the state that sponsors the murder of Palestinians) to the EU (which continues to be Israel’s number one trading partner) one would swear the the horrific burning to death of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsh and the severe maiming of his family by illegal Israeli settler colonialists was an isolated and unpredictable incident, a bizarre aberration from some peaceful norm. If actual … Continue reading

Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military (New IPSC Briefing Paper)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed the following important and informative new briefing paper to members of the Oireachtas, members of the European Parliament and members of local Irish councils. Titled Israel 2015: A government of extremists in charge of an-out-of control military, the paper is an in-depth investigation the extremist nature of the new Israeli government, the shocking views of its leading members, and the appalling recent record of the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Finally the document makes a series of recommendations that we believe the Irish government must take to help ensure that Israel is held to … Continue reading

‘On The Side of the Road’ film tour of Ireland with Israeli director Lia Tarachanksy (5-9 Sept)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to host a film tour featuring Israeli director Lia Tarachansky and her award-winning documentary ‘On the Side of the Road’ between Saturday 5th and Wednesday 9th September 2015. All screenings are free and will feature a post-show discussion and Q&A with the director. Saturday 5th: Portadown – 3.30pm @ Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road Sunday 6th: Omagh – Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Avenue Tuesday 8th: Limerick – 8pm @ The Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall Wednesday 9th: Dublin – 7pm @ The Pearse Centre , 27 Pearse Street, D2 The film is a … Continue reading

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

In Pictures: Israeli Apartheid Week ‘Boycott Israeli Goods’ Day of Action in Dublin

Members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity campaign brought the Boycott Israeli Goods message to shoppers and shops in Dublin on 7th March 2015 by visiting several city centre outlets that stock Israeli goods, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. As part of the day, outside each store the activists staged street theatre informing peopleabout the vast destruction of Palestinian olive trees under Israel’s apartheid occupation regime. Did you know that since the beginning of Israel’s military conquest of the West Bank and Gaza … 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 will be presenting a 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. Amnesty International released its Annual Report 2014/15 … Continue reading

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

Must Watch Video: ‘Stone Cold Justice’ – Israel’s maltreatment of Palestinian children

On February 10th the longest running current affairs program in the world, ABC Australia’s ‘Four Corners’ ran a 45 minute piece on the maltreatment of Palestinian children by the Israeli occupation forces. This video is shocking, horrifying and contains images that may disturb viewers. Nevertheless, it is essential viewing. This is not how a normal state acts, and by refusing to sanction this rogues state for its abuses, Western governments become complicit in these crimes against children.

Infographic: Peace? What Peace? Israel’s ceaseless attacks on Palestinian people and property (1 Aug – 23 Sept 2013)

In the past three days, two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. These attacks have generated countless headlines, both in Israel and internationally. Alas, the same cannot be said for the 7 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the weeks since the Palestinian-Israeli ‘peace talks’ reopened at the end of July last (or indeed, the 11 other Palestinians already killed this year). Of course, in the Israeli press and polity, the killings have led to denunciations of Palestinians as not being ‘serious’ about peace. Ignore for a moment the fact that the killings were … Continue reading

(13-17 May) Mousa Abu Maria speaking tour: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe (Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin)

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a speaking tour featuring Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria. Mousa will visit Belfast (Mon 13), Cork (Wed 15), Limerick (Thur 16) and Dublin (Fri 17), and be speaking on the topic of ‘The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe’, to commemorate Nakba Week. The full itinerary is below: MON 13 MAY – BELFAST: Nakba Day Meeting with Mousa Abu Maria & Stephen McCloskey (7.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG) WED 15 MAY – CORK: Palestinian Nakba – The Ongoing Catastrophe: Dervla … Continue reading

Irish cameraman again shot and injured by Israeli military in the West Bank

This evening, Friday 3rd May, Irish cameraman Tommy Donnellan was shot in the back, leg and arm by the Israeli military while filming a protest in the Palestinian village of Silwad in the occupied West Bank. Mr. Donnellan, who is from near Ballinasloe in Galway travelled to the West Bank in February. Today he sustained three wounds from a rubber-coated steel bullets which punctured his left leg, and bruised his back and upper right arm. This is the third time Mr. Donnellan has been injured by the Israeli military in as many months. On 19th March, he sustained a wound … Continue reading

Statement by European Parliamentary Delegation to Palestine: Freedom and dignity – Israel must end the occupation

A five member cross-party working group from the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, led by Emer Costello, conducted a visit to the occupied State of Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank) from 27 April to 2 May, taking in the “Freedom and Dignity” Conference in Ramallah on the subject of Palestinian prisoners and the Palestinian people. The European Parliament passed a resolution on 14 March 2013 expressing concern about the conditions under which Palestinian prisoners are being held in Israeli prisons and called for a fact-finding mission to “assess the current situation”.  The debates … Continue reading

BNC Statement: Palestinian civil society welcomes the findings and recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Israeli settlements

Occupied Palestine, 15 February 2013 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), a broad coalition of the largest Palestinian civil society organizations, trade unions and NGO networks, supports the outcomes of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements[1] that calls for boycotts and sanctions as measures required to end the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise. The BNC calls upon states, members of the Human Rights Council, to adopt the report, and on all governments and business enterprises to implement its recommendations. The BNC also calls upon conscientious citizens and civic organizations worldwide to use this report as … Continue reading

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