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Sheehan criticises decision to deny him entry to Gaza

24 August, 2016 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has condemned the decision of the Israeli authorities to deny him entry to Gaza. 

Speaking from Palestine, Mr Sheehan said; 

"The decision by the Israeli authorities to deny me entry to Gaza is unacceptable and I condemn it. 

"I am here to show Sinn Féin's solidarity with the Palestinian people and to promote efforts to reach a peaceful solution in the region. 

"The people of Gaza have suffered enormously as a result of the Israeli blockade and the continuing military onslaught, the most recent just days ago. 

"There is a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and Israel is attempting to hide that from the international community but they will not succeed. 

"The international community have a responsibility to support the people of Palestine and to challenge the Israelis to stop the persecution of Gaza." 

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