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Israeli Ambassador should have been expelled – Ó Snodaigh

15 June, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has welcomed the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat from Ireland today. However, Deputy Ó Snodaigh said recently reported evidence of Mossad operating in Ireland adds to the already well established grounds for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador and that now needs to happen.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“I welcome today’s expulsion of the Israeli Diplomat at the centre of the abuse of Irish passports in the murder of a senior Hamas official.

“However, as I said previously, the expulsion of a faceless diplomat does not go far enough and will not bother the Israeli Government too much. The Israeli Ambassador should have been expelled to send a firm message to the Israeli regime that Ireland will not stand such abuse of sovereign Irish documents.

“Further to these already established and valid grounds for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador is the evidence reported at the weekend that Mossad agents have been at work on the ground in Ireland.

“Photographs shown to the skipper of the MV Rachel Corrie by Mossad agents when he was detained in Israel were taken in Ireland. This is a further breach of Ireland’s neutrality and a further reason for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador.” ENDS

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