[Dublin] IAW 2016: Lunchtime Protest at the Dail – End the Arms Trade With Israel (IPSC)
As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2016, on Thursday 10th March from 1pm to 2pm, we ask you to join the Dublin branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign for a lunchtime protest outside Dail Eireann (the Irish parliament) calling for an end to the obscene arms trade with Apartheid Israel, and ensuring our government know that #PalestinianLivesMatter.
Ireland has bought €14.7m worth of arms and military components from Israel over the last decade, while Irish-based companies have exported €6.42m worth of military and ‘dual use’ hardware to Israel since 2011. Meanwhile, Israel has killed over 9,000 Palestinians, including 2,060 children since 2000. Military items exported from Israel will have used Palestinians as ‘human test subjects’ so such weapons can be marketed as ‘battle proven’. Any military components exported to Israel will be used to kill and maim yet more Palestinians and to entrench the decades-long military occupation.
Neither Israel nor arms manufacturers in Ireland should be allowed to profit from the killing of Palestinians; this trade in death must end. We are calling upon the government of Ireland to end the Irish arms trade with Israel, and to advocate for an international arms embargo at EU and UN levels until Israel ends the occupation of Palestinian land and complies fully with its obligations under international law.
This event is organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) as one of a series of events taking place around Ireland during international Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 (5th – 13th March). See the IAW 2016 page for a full list of events taking place around Ireland.