The Meath branch of Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will be holding a vigil in Navan, at Flower Hill Bridge on Friday, the 17th of September from 4:30-6:30pm. Meath IPSC would like to invite anyone in the area who is supportive of Palestine to the vigil.

 

Meath IPSC stated, “Earlier in May, the Dáil unanimously declared the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexation. The motion condemned the “recent and ongoing forced displacement of Palestinian communities in the occupied Palestinian territory”, and described the annexation of Palestinian territory as a violation of international law. In taking this stand, IRELAND displayed much needed moral and political leadership at both European and international level”.

 

Speaking in advance of a Meath vigil to highlight the ongoing Israeli illegal occupation of Palestinian land and its systematic policy of discrimination and persecution of 5 million Palestinians, the Chairperson of Meath Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Moira Leydon, said that we can do much more than condemn:

 

“Israel continues to disregard international law because the international community is reluctant to apply sanctions. Ireland must lead now and pass the Occupied Territories Bill which is aimed at prohibiting the importation of goods or services produced in the illegal settlements. The people of Ireland were rightly proud of the stance we took in the 1980s for sanctions against the apartheid South African regime. The depth of feeling among Irish people for justice for the Palestinians is as strong as it was for the millions of South Africans