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Crowe Supports Palestine Recognition Campaign

25 February, 2015 - by Seán Crowe TD


Sinn Féin TD and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Seán Crowe attended the launch of an outdoor media advertising campaign by Sadaka, an Irish support group for Palestine, urging citizens to put pressure on the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine.

The campaign comes on the back of a Sinn Féin motion calling on the Government to recognise the State of Palestine which was unanimously passed in the Dáil.

Deputy Seán Crowe said:

“I want to commend Sadaka on this very visible and positive campaign urging citizens to put pressure on the Irish Government to recognise the State of Palestine.”

“On 10 December 2014 the Dáil unanimously passed a Sinn Féin motion calling on the Government to recognise the State of Palestine, and a similar motion passed through the Seanad on 22 October 2014.”

“The Government has had 11 weeks since the motion passed and it should make moves to recognise the State of Palestine in line with the wishes of the majority of Irish people and both Houses of the Oireachtas.”

“The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, has recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he seen the humanitarian crisis and challenges facing the Palestinian people.”

“Tomorrow there is Parliamentary Questions with Minister Flanagan and I will again raise this issue and call on the Government to urgently recognise the State of Palestine.”

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