IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE IN GAZA AND CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

IAWM CONDEMNS MASSACRE IN GAZA AND CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE: 15 MAY 2018

• CONDEMNS ISRAELI MASSACRE OF PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS
• CONDEMNS THE OPENING OF THE US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM
• SUPPORTS THE IPSC NAKBA DAY VIGIL AT SPIRE, DUBLIN, 6PM TODAY
• CALLS FOR IRISH GOVERNMENT TO SANCTION ISRAEL AND EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

The IAWM condemns Israel’s killing of at least 58 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border yesterday bringing the total of Palestinians killed so far to well over 100 with thousands injured many of these seriously.

Men, women & children, including journalists and now an 8-month old baby have been killed in these protests. For the last few weeks highly equipped Israeli forces have blatantly used high velocity explosive bullets and tear gas, both specifically targeting individuals and / or firing indiscriminately into crowds, which has caused multiple deaths and horrendous injuries. The massacre yesterday marked a new low for Israel as they openly killed civilians who were rightly protesting the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

We condemn the muted response of the Irish and other EU Governments who are complicit in so many ways with Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians, not least in arms sales.

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have a right to protest at the border with Israel, especially during these Nakba days, given the horrific 12-year siege, three wars and continuous occupation and military incursion by the 4th largest military machine in the world.

Gaza is a besieged territory measuring 40x10km with 2 million people cramped in with no possibilities of movement in or out and with a limited food supply. There is no export or import options. The sewage system is depending on electricity supplied by Israel and / or the Palestinian Authority. Drinkable water must also be imported and again is controlled by Israel.

TRUMP ENCOURAGES MORE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

TRUMP ENCOURAGES MORE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)PRESS RELEASE: 11 MAY 2018

The IAWM condemns the withdrawal by US President Trump from the Iran nuclear deal and the imposition of fresh sanctions on the country.

The IAWM also condemns Israel’s overnight attacks on alleged Iranian positions in Syria, a deliberate escalation of aggression which was no doubt inspired if not enabled by Trump’s decision.

The IAWM has long since condemned all foreign and local military action in Syria, including that of Iran, that has killed and maimed so many Syrians. We have called on numerous occasions for a complete and lasting ceasefire and for massive humanitarian aid to help rebuild the country.

This latest dangerous action by Trump specifically against Iran will do nothing to bring peace to Syria or the wider region and could instead lead to further conflagration. We have already seen the immediate military response from Israel and note a report by Agence France-Presse that the Saudi Foregin Minister Adel al-Jubeir said after Trump’s announcement, that Saudi Arabia would do “everything we can” to “build a nuclear bomb if Iran develops one”.

Memet Uludag of the IAWM Steering Committee said:

“We witness yet another imperialist game being played by the US which is the top military and nuclear power in the world. The proposed introduction of sanctions against Iran will only hurt the ordinary Iranian people while strenghtening the hardliners in the regime. While we condemn the actions of Iran’s military in Syria we say that Trump is a very dangerous man managing an already dangerous imperialist US foreign policy. We should oppose these sanctions against Iran. Sanctions did nothing to weaken the Iraqi regime in the past but the Iraqi people sufferred greatly and the subsequent US-led invasion created more suffering for ordinary people and the rise of sectarian division.”

IPSC PALESTINIAN FREEDOM CONFERENCE, LIBERTY HALL, DUBLIN, SAT / SUN, 12th & 13th MAY

IAWM BULLETIN 03 MAY 2018

In this bulletin:

1. IPSC PALESTINIAN FREEDOM CONFERENCE
2. DONATING TO THE IAWM

1. IPSC PALESTINIAN FREEDOM CONFERENCE, LIBERTY HALL, DUBLIN, SAT / SUN, 12th & 13th MAY

The IAWM is supporting this event.

We encourage all IAWM members and supporters to book and attend this important conference on Palestine coming up to the 70th anniversary of the Nakba and in light of the escalation of Israel’s brutal suppression of Palestinians particularly in Gaza.

Promotional video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC6dWSmpqQs&utm_source=newsletter&utm_me...

Further details here - http://www.ipsc.ie/

See IAWM PR on Israel’s current killing spree at the Gaza border - http://irishantiwar.org/node/2488

See IAWM letter to Irish Times on Israel’s state executions here - https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/shooting-of-palestinians-in-g...

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