Newcastle to host Torch Light Vigil For Palestine 8:30pm

09/01/2009 - 20:30

Ógra Shinn Féin Newcastle will be hosting a torch light vigil in solidarity with the Palestinian People of Gaza currently enduring sustained brutality from Israel.

The vigil will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 9th January, on Main Street in the County Down town.

Urging solidarity and attendance at the vigil, Newcastle Ógra Shinn Féin chairperson Fra Cochrane said,

"The continual onslaught of the Palestinian people in Gaza is simply unacceptable and has to end now. The current situation is a humanitarian crisis and the Israeli's have continued unabated despite millions pro-actively condemning their massacre around the world.”

"Israel needs to immediately pull back its forces from Gaza, end these attacks and enter into meaningful peace talks with the representatives democratically elected by the Palestinian people. We as Irish people must stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Gaza and it is for this reason that I am urging maximum attendance for this vigil.”

Bígí Linn!