Sinn Féin cancels meeting with Likud
Sinn Féin MLA and Middle East spokesperson Pat Sheehan has said the party has cancelled a forthcoming meeting with the Likud party in protest at ongoing events in Jerusalem.
Speaking today Mr Sheehan said:
“Sinn Féin has been asked to meet with a delegation of Israeli Likud party members who are in Belfast this week.
“Sinn Féin believes in inclusive dialogue, and in the past has engaged with all the protagonists in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, including members of Likud.
“Our party policy of critical engagement with all parties has not changed, however, given the recent serious events in Jerusalem surrounding the Al Aqsa Mosque Sinn Féin will not be taking part in this meeting as a protest against the ongoing Israeli actions.”