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Sinn Féin submit Assembly motion on Gaza crisis

7 January, 2009 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Fein Assembly Group Leader John O'Dowd MLA has today give details of a Sinn Féin motion to the Assembly stating 'This Assembly condemns the appalling loss of life in Gaza and calls on those responsible for all attacks on civilians to cease.'

Speaking after the motion was submitted Mr O'Dowd said,

"Obviously the attention of the world is focused on the situation in Gaza. Numerous Sinn Féin leaders have highlighted our position over the past few days and called for an immediate ceasefire in the area. We hope that this motion will be a further expression of our concern and assist the world wide calls for an immediate ceasefire and end to hostilities." CRÍOCH

NOTES TO EDITORS: The Sinn Féin motion reads as follows;

'This Assembly condemns the appalling loss of life in Gaza and calls on those responsible for all attacks on civilians to cease. The loss of life and scale of injuries among the civilian population is totally unacceptable. There is a humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Humanitarian aid organisations must have the freedom of movement to deliver their aid unhindered to the people of Gaza. This Assembly calls for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza This Assembly further calls on the international community to mobilize to secure these objectives. John O' Dowd Carál Ní Chuilin Raymond Mc Cartney

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