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Government must recognise Palestinian statehood without further delay - Mary Lou McDonald TD

10 June, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald today addressed the Rally for Palestine in Dublin City Centre.

Speaking at the rally Teachta McDonald said Ireland has a history of colonisation and dispossession and should lead in the demand for justice for Palestine and called on the new government to recognise Palestinian statehood without further delay.

She said;

“We are here outside the Isreali Embassy and we are here to say in one voice that we demand justice, peace, nationhood and basic rights for Palestinian people in their homeland.

“We are fifty years on from the annexation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and we have had fifty years of injustice.  It has to end.

“Ireland is a country that knows a lot about colonisations and dispossession because we suffered it here too.  So I think that Ireland should lead in the demand for justice for Palestine.

“Leo Varadkar’s incoming government must move to formally recognise Palestinian statehood without further delay.”

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