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McCann urges support for Palestine Rally

22 August, 2016 - by Fra McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has urged support for tonight's rally at Belfast City Hall at 7:30pm organised by Sinn Féin Republican Youth in solidarity with hunger-striker Bilal Kayed.

The West Belfast MLA who has just returned from Palestine said:

"In the aftermath of last night's indiscriminate bombing of the Gaza Strip it's vitally important that we stand in solidarity with Bilal Kayed and the people of Gaza.

"During my trip to Palestine, I along with my party colleague Senator Paul Gavan met with and heard the personal stories of civilians who are victims of the ongoing occupation of Palestine. 

“The cruelty being inflicted upon the Palestinian people needs to stop and should not be tolerated by the International community.

"The international community needs to show their support to the people of Palestine and stand against Israel's apartheid regime."

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