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Sinn Féin Councillor responds to Israeli spin doctors

26 August, 2010

Wicklow Sinn Féin Councillor John Brady has congratulated all those who protested at an Israeli Embassy function in Bray last night for highlighting the ongoing human rights abuses by Israel.

Councillor Brady said despite claims from the Israeli Embassy that he behaved aggressively it was the Israeli representative who lost her cool and began screaming at him and his colleague.

Speaking today Councillor Brady said:

“I want to congratulate all those who turned up at last night’s successful protest against Israel’s continued human rights abuses against the people of Palestine. It is very important that we take every opportunity to show our opposition to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people and its disregard for international law and the sovereignty of independent nations.

“Contrary to the lies put out by the Israeli Embassy today it was actually their representative, the Deputy Ambassador, Ruth Zack who lost her cool and became very abusive as I handed her our letter of protest.

“We were protesting against Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla to Gaza on which Irish aid workers were travelling, against the use of Irish passports in the assassination of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

“I refute the allegation that I was heard to say ‘I detest Israel’ but I make no secret of the fact that I regard the Israeli state as a rogue state with a lot of blood on its hands and I and many others will not stand by as they hold a PR function in my home town as if it were some friendly nation.” ENDS

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