Support Palestine Protest at Dail 1:30pm Thursday 31/7/2014

The Senate is reconvening to debate Palestine on at 2pm Thursday (31 July).


IRISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD SUPPORT CEASEFIRE AND NEGOTIATIONS ON BASIS OF HAMAS TEN-POINT PLAN

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE - 25 JULY 2014

• IAWM CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE AND NEGOTIATIONS OF HAMAS 10-POINT PLAN AND CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THIS
• CONDEMNS CONTINUED ISRAELI MILITARY ONSLAUGHT AGAINST PEOPLE OF GAZA
• SUPPORTS IPSC PROTEST THIS SATURDAY

The Irish anti-War Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today calling for an immediate ceasefire and direct negotiations of the ten-point plan put forward by the Hamas leadership, which has been endorsed by the PLO. It also called on the Irish Government to support such a move.

The statement noted that the Hamas proposal has the de-facto support of the elected representatives of the entire Palestinian population. All the demands in the Hamas 10-point plan are perfectly reasonable and if implemented would lead to a permanent end to hostilities, a lifting of the siege of Gaza and a much safer and dignified life for both Palestinians and Israelis.

The Hamas ten-point proposal notes the following:

• Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.
• Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.
• Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.
• Establishing an international seaport and airport, which would be under U.N. supervision.
• Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.
• Internationalizing the Rajah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.
• International forces on the borders.
• Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al-Aqua Mosque.
• Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement
• Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

Events For Gaza (Taken From IPSC)

Longford Vigil for Gaza

24/07/2014 - 19:00

Vigil for Gaza, Thursday 24th July 7pm the Post Office, Longford

Defend the Rescuers- Solidarity with Medics under attack in Gaza (Gaza Action Ireland)

24/07/2014 - 13:00

Thu, 24 July 2014, 13:00 Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 1

A group of Irish medics and EMTs will gather outside the Dail on Thurday 24th July from 1-2 pm. These medics and supporters will call on the Irish government to take a clear position in unequivocally condemning Israeli attacks on medical personnel and infrastructure in Gaza.

During this latest onslaught thus far one doctor and two paramedics have been killed, over 30 first responders wounded, 2 hospitals bombed, a Red Crescent emergency services unit and numerous clinics and ambulances shelled or damaged.

Such attacks on medical staff and infrastructure are established Israeli practice. Paramedics and first responders are regularly targeted in both Gaza and the West Bank. During Cast Lead in 2008/2009,16 paramedics were killed and numerous other emergency responders seriously wounded. Targeted and random shelling and aerial bombardments also saw the partial or total destruction of many health care facilities and ambulances.

Speakers on Wednesday will include Irish paramedics, Palestinian doctors living and working in Ireland as well as commentary by phone from paramedics in Gaza.

Join us to hear first-hand the devastating toll of the ongoing massacres and join us to stand in solidarity with the medical and emergency personnel in Gaza who risk their lives daily trying to do their work.

This action is being called by Gaza Action Ireland and supported by the Ireland -Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and Sadaka.

IAWM CONDEMNS CONTINUED ISRAELI MILITARY ONSLAUGHT AGAINST PEOPLE OF GAZA

IAWM PRESS RELEASE 19 JULY 2014

• IAWM SUPPORTS IPSC PROTEST FOR GAZA TODAY
• CONDEMNS CONTINUED ISRAELI MILITARY ONSLAUGHT AGAINST PEOPLE OF GAZA
• CONDEMNS THE BIAS OF WESTERN GOVERNMENTS AND THE WESTERN MEDIA
• CALLS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT AND IRISH MEDIA TO TELL THE TRUTH

The Irish anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today supporting the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (IPSC) call for a solidarity protest for the people of Gaza today at the Spire in Dublin at 2pm. This will coincide with protests in other Irish cities to be held at the same time and indeed in cities around the world. See here for details of all Irish protests –

http://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/all-out-for-paletsine-ongoing-actions-...

The IAWM statement noted that Israel’s latest military onslaught on the people of Gaza amounts to nothing less than state terrorism. There are now over 300 people killed with so many of these being women and children. The worst atrocity this week was the brutal bombing and killing of four boys on a beach which occurred two days after an Israeli Commander replied when asked by an interviewer as to where Gazans can go; “well they can go to the south or to the beach”. This shows the attitude of the Israeli military to Palestinians, which treats them as sub-human.

The statement totally condemned the manufactured escalation of violence by Israel after failing to include Hamas in any discussion on a ceasefire, which the latter only heard about over the airwaves.

Memet Uludag of the IAWM Steering Committee said:

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