[Ennis] IAW 2015: End the Arms Trade With Israel – Petition and Information stall (IPSC)
To mark International Israeli Apartheid Week, we will be leafleting and collecting signatures on a national petition against the Irish arms trade with Israel. Please join us if you can, we’re starting in O’Connell Square, Ennis at 12 noon on Saturday 14th March.
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.
We hope to see you there.
This event is organised by the Clare branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) as one of a series of events taking place around Ireland during international Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 (7st – 14th March). See the IAW 2015 page for a full list of events taking place around Ireland.