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Carthy to recount Palestine experience at Keenan lecture

13 September, 2014 - by Matt Carthy MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy will speak about his recent visit to Palestine when he delivers the annual Brian Keenan lecture in the Ti Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn on Friday, September 26. 

The MEP has recently returned from a four-day visit to Palestine as part of a Eropean Parliament delegation led by party colleague, Martina Anderson MEP. 

Mr Carthy said; 

"It is a great privilige to speak at the annual lecture and I look forward to sharing my experiences of the recent visit.

 "The delegation included my  fellow Sinn Féin MEPs Martina Anderson and Lynn Boylan as well as a further ten MEP’s from six countries. 

"On our trip to the West Bank and Jerusalem I was struck by the apartheid system that the Israeli government has employed.  

"The Palestinian people are living under a regressive occupation and it is up to the international community to support them.  The very fact that Israel denied our delegation access into Gaza shows their disregard for international diplomacy.  

The Israeli regime believes it is above the law and this has to be highlighted and challenged."

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