Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation'.

Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation’ – report

August 30, 2014 

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (L) and political bureau head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (AFP Photo)

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (L) and political bureau head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (AFP Photo)

Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have reportedly agreed on a three-stage plan that would create an independent Palestinian state, first of all calling on the US to come up with defined borders that Israel would agree with.

According to the Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat the agreement was reached between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha. According to the initiative, the US serving as a mediator in negotiations will be given a four month deadline to reach an agreement with Israel and demarcate the map.

“If the two parties agree, immediate negotiations, governed by a deadline, will begin. During the talks Israel will be asked to provide a map of its borders,” a Palestinian source told the Saudi daily.

Such a proposal however is most likely to fail, as history shows, Israel is reluctant to negotiate with Hamas, an organization which at its core does not recognize Israel’s right to exist as a nation.

Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says


Archbishop Desmond Tutu My Plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

Galway public meeting 'With Israeli attacks on Gaza, how can Palestine be free?'

18/08/2014 - 20:00
19/08/2014 - 18:19


On Monday 18th August a public meeting will be held on
'With Israeli attacks on Gaza, how can Palestine be free?'
The meeting will commence at 8pm in Richardson's upstairs meeting room, 1 Eyre Square, Galway.

Ciaran Tierney, well-known Galway journalist working for the Connacht Tribune, will address the meeting.
Ciaran will speak of his support for Gaza, what shaped his views, what role the media does & could play in the reporting of the situation for the Palestinian peoples.

It is quite rare that local journalists voice their personal political opinions in public. This may be because of structures in place that makes it extremely difficult for them to stick their hand up and say, “We support the Palestinians.” Many journalists though sympathetic to the suffering of the Palestinians feel they have to prove that they are “balanced” for fear of being accused of bias in their professional role.
The meeting will also be addressed by Kieran Allen of the Socialist Worker's Party & People Before Profit Alliance who is a lecturer in Sociology at UCD.
Kieran will follow on the political analysis of the Palestine/Israel question past & present and future peace. How can there be peace if there has to be a continual struggle by people against military rule, occupation, and the blockade of Gaza?

The meeting aims to provide a better understanding of the politics behind the ongoing situation. It will be open for questions & general discussion. Galway SWP are hosting this public meeting- all welcome, event is free.

091 596844

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

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