IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR, IAWM PR, 180521

PRESS RELEASE – 18 MAY 2021

IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
CEASEFIRE NOW – END THE MASSACRE ON GAZA!
SUPPORT THE GENERAL STRIKE THROUGHOUT PALESTINE TODAY

The IAWM condemns the extreme violence of the Israeli state against the people of Palestine which escalated on Monday 10th May following a threat of eviction of hundreds of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem and an unprovoked attack by the Israeli Military on peaceful worshippers in the Al Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third most sacred place.

The subsequent rockets from Gaza and the attacks by the Israel military has now led to multiple deaths and injured across the territories, demolished buildings and homeless families fleeing for safety with 200 Palestinians killed in Gaza alone, almost 60 children and 34 women, with 1,230 injured.

There have also been vicious attacks by the Israeli armed forces and colonial settlers against the indigenous Palestinian population throughout the occupied territories and within Israel itself.

The IAWM calls on its members to express solidarity and support for the General Strike called across Palestine today, Tuesday 18 May 2021, which is being coordinated by the High Follow Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel (in Palestine 48) and in the West Bank by the General Union of Teachers (GUPT). We stand full square with all Palestinians at this grave time.

Multiple actions can be taken. See here - https://bdsmovement.net/news/solidarity-with-palestinian-general-strike-...

In addition the IAWM is asking its members to attend the protest at the Israeli Embassy in Dublin called for 4pm today. If attending please wear a mask, observe social distancing and all HSE guidelines for outdoor meeting and follow the guidance of the stewards.

#InternationalSolidarity
#FreePalestine
#GazaUnderAttack
#SaveSheikhJarrah

TWO PRO PALESTINIAN LETTERS IN IRISH TIMES TODAY; IT 180521

IRISH MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S DISTORTION OF THE CARNAGE IN JERUSALEM AND GAZA

IAWM PR 14 MAY 2021

IRISH MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S DISTORTED COVERAGE OF EVENTS IN GAZA AND JERUSALEM

A short letter sent to all three Irish broadsheets yesterday. Unpublished of course.

Why is the Irish media clearly distorting the reality in its reportage of the carnage unfolding in Gaza?

Why does it not respect the democratic wishes of the people of Palestine (not just in Gaza) from the 2006 election?

Why do Irish journalists and editors not investigate the complicity of US and EU Governments, in supporting Israel, through massive arms sales?

Dear Editor,

is there any hope that for once we could hear a US President or an Irish Foreign Affairs Minister acknowledge that Palestinians have a right to defend themselves, a right we know exists for the Israeli state because we hear it all the time? An occupied peoples' right to resist is enshrined in international jurisprudence. Is there any chance we could also for once hear our national broadcaster and other media outlets not refer to Hamas members as militants, but instead perhaps as the duly elected Government of Palestine? Remember that election of 2006 which former US President Jimmy Carter described as one of the fairest he had ever witnessed? Is there any hope that when commentators are referring to Israel they will call it as it is - a racist apartheid State that perpetuates a permanent violence on the Palestinian people whose lands they occupy or besiege?

Yours etc.

JIM ROCHE,
PRO Irish Anti-War Movement,
PO Box 9260,
Dublin 1.

SAVE SHEIKH JARRAH, END THE SIEGE OF GAZA! FREE PALESTINE!

PROTEST THIS SATURDAY IN SAFE PODS OF 15 PEOPLE IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IRELAND.

THE TERROR IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE, ISRAEL STEPS UP ATTACKS ON GAZA; thejournal.ie, 130521

IPSC RALLY FOR PALESTINE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS; THE JOURNAL.IE, 130521

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