Anderson calls for action after massacre on Gaza border
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has condemned the actions of the Israeli military after dozens of Palestinians are shot dead during demonstrations today.
Martina Anderson said:
"I wholeheartedly condemn the brutal and violent actions of the Israeli Defence Forces who have shot dead dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border and injured thousands today during demonstrations today.
"What is happening is northing short of a massacre.
"It is long past the time the international community, and the European Union in Particular, took action to oppose ongoing Israeli aggression and oppression and acted to defend the rights of the people of Palestine.
"This comes on the back of similar outrages committed by Israel in recent weeks and just a day ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba when thousands of Palestinians were killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.
"The actions of the Israelis are undermining efforts to secure a sustainable and peaceful two-state solution and must be urgently challenged by the international community."