Irish protest marks 50 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine

The protest, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), marched march  to the Israeli embassy in the city. Speakers at the event included rights activists. Other supporting organisations included the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Mandate, SIPTU and the NUIG Palestine Solidarity Society.
Fatin Al Tamimi, a Palestinian-Irish citizen, spoke ahead of the demonstration. “The occupation has seen five decades of hell for the people of Palestine, my people, not to mention a century of injustice dating back to the Balfour Declaration which granted the land of Palestine to the Zionist movement to colonise at the expense of its indigenous people. “Unfortunately many people are unaware of the daily oppression of Palestinians that takes places during the times when Israel is not engaged in horrific assaults like the one we saw in Gaza three years ago. “It’s easy to forget that Palestinians live under the brutality of occupation or the despair of exile every single day…We called this protest with the aim of highlighting the issues facing Palestinians and to show that Ireland stands in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”
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