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Hargey "disappointed" as unionists fail to support book of condolence for Gaza

16 May, 2018 - by Deirdre Hargey


Sinn Féin’s leader on Belfast City Council, Deirdre Hargey, has expressed her deep disappointment after unionist politicians on Belfast City Council refused a Sinn Féin request for a book of condolence to be opened in Belfast City Hall to allow Belfast citizens to show their solidarity and sympathy with the victims of the massacre in Gaza. 

Councillor Hargey said:

“I requested on Tuesday that a book of condolence be opened in Belfast City Hall for the victims of the massacre carried out by Israeli forces on Palestinians in Gaza.

“I had hoped that all parties on Belfast City Council would support this request.

“However the unionist parties have failed to give their support which is extremely disappointing given the scale of this massacre by Israeli forces.  

"This was an atrocity and the brutal nature of the Israeli Army was laid bare for all to see. 

“Sinn Féin will not be put off by this unionist refusal to support a book of condolence and we will be opening our own book of condolence this Saturday from 12-5pm in the Sinn Féin room at Belfast City Hall to allow citizens to come to City Hall and show their solidarity and sympathy with the people of Palestine.

"All are welcome to come to City Hall to sign.”

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