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Irish Lawmakers Call for Arms Embargo on Israel

IMEMC | November 2, 2018

In a letter published in the Irish Times newspaper, Minister of State Finian McGrath and fifty other Irish TDs and Senators have called for an arms embargo to be placed on Israel, and for “an end to the bi-lateral arms trade between Ireland and the apartheid state”.

In addition to independent Minister McGrath, the signatories include members of Sinn Féin, Solidarity-People Before Profit, Labour, the Green Party, Independents 4 Change and other independent members of the Oireachtas, who condemn “the shooting dead of some 205 [Palestinian] protestors, including 40 children, and wounding of more than 5,000 people by live fire [on the Great March of Return] in Gaza since April”.

The letter ends by calling for “the international community, and the Irish government in particular, to take a stand to help end Israel’s decades of colonial occupation, apartheid and war crimes against the Palestinian people.”

Welcoming the statement, Ms. Fatin Al Tamimi, Chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and a Palestinian-Irish citizen said she “thanks the members of the Oireachtas for this important and principled statement of solidarity, showing once again the strong bonds between the Irish people and the Palestinian people, both of whom have struggled heroically against colonialism and oppression in their homelands.”

لإamimi noted, according to the PNN, that “the IPSC strongly echoes this call for an arms embargo on Israel, a measure that we Palestinians have long been asking for. Weapons sent to Israel are used to kill, maim and oppress my people, while weapons exported from Israel are marketed as being ‘battle tested’ on Palestinians. It is time to end this horrendous trade in death and destruction, which is a bloody stain upon the Irish state.”

November 2, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Solidarity and Activism, War Crimes | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. If anyone knows oppression it’s the Irish. And, they’ve got the GUTS to stand up to Israel and tell them the ugly truth(Something the Government of the USA has had NO courage to do). And our Australian government politely goes along with the US Govt without barely a whisper, in support of the oppressed Palestinians. Our Politicians are a gutless bunch of cowards.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 2, 2018 | Reply

  2. Good on Ireland, up to the Minister of State level at that! The letter extracts cited above are spot on! (I should of course click on the link and read the entire letter…later, with pleasure and admiration, I’m sure.)

    The Zios are undoubtedly pissed…. Let ’em piss their pants.

    Comment by roberthstiver | November 2, 2018 | Reply

  3. Talk to an Irish Catholic and he will tell you Jesus was a jew. So what’s the problem? Murder and oppression of non-jews can only be what Jesus Christ was all about, right? If you’re an Irish Catholic

    Comment by Ian Peace | November 4, 2018 | Reply

    • I was sent to a Catholic school when I was 5yo. I left when I was 11yo, and I swore then, that I would have nothing to do with Catholicism, or Christianity ever again. The Catholic Church is pure evil(as has been exposed here in Australia with a Royal Commission into Child sexual abuse) The Catholic Church is the “World’s Largest Paedophile Sanctuary”
      “Hell is empty, and ALL the Devils are here”…..William Shakespeare(400+years ago)

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 4, 2018 | Reply

  4. Didn’t “Ireland” just say something about abortion being okay, or something? I remember leaving them for it—whatever they said. Nothing else matters to me right now.

    Baby/bathwater=throw them out.

    Comment by tsisageya | November 4, 2018 | Reply

  5. I think that’s called a ‘limited hangout’.

    Comment by tsisageya | November 4, 2018 | Reply

  6. The whore of babylon will fall and many happy merchants will mourn her.

    Comment by tsisageya | November 4, 2018 | Reply


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