IRISH ANTI WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM) PRESS RELEASE – 31 December 2023
- IRISH GOVERNMENT – DO MORE TO STOP THE GAZA GENOCIDE
- END THE SHANNON U.S. MILITARY STOPOVER
- SANCTION ISRAEL AND EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
The IAWM is supporting the over 30 vigils called by the IPSC around Ireland on New Year’s Eve. The one in Dublin is assembling at 2.00pm this afternoon at the Ha’penny Bridge – INFO HERE
We enter 2024 at a grave time for the people of Palestine. Those in Gaza who have not been murdered by Israel are effectively being threatened with mass starvation and forced expulsion. The figures are startling and the complicity of western powers, particular that of the US, is now exposed for all to see. A few days ago, the US Secretary of State Blinken bypassed Congress to rush $147 million worth of arms to Israel. This is a top up to the already $3.8B that the US gives Israel annually. No two states have exchanged such amount of military aid in modern history. It is totally obscene.
We need an urgent ceasefire to stop the genocide that is happening before our eyes.
Israel must be forced to stop bombing civilians, to pull out of Gaza and to allow massive humanitarian aid in.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
“It is horrifying that there was not even a pause of the relentless bombing over the Christmas. In fact, it intensified with many Gazans killed on Christmas Day. The horrors multiply and we are lost for words to describe the immense suffering of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, both in Gaza and the West Bank. The war criminal Netanyahu has just announced this will go on for months. He is prolonging the war purely to prolong his own political status, apparently with the full support of the US Government.
There are signs of hope with small protests against the war in Israel and one Israeli refusenik speaking publicly this week. We must around the world keep up the massive protests to pressurise our Governments and politicians to do more to end the slaughter and to send hope and solidarity to Palestinians.”
We welcome the new year 2024 calling loudly for: