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Irish government should immediately recognise Palestine – Hazzard tells London demo

15 May, 2018 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard called tonight for the Irish government to immediately formally recognise the state of Palestine.

Chris Hazzard was speaking at a demonstration held in London tonight in solidarity with the people of Gaza following the massacre of 58 people and the wounding of two thousand others by the Israeli Army yesterday.

Chris Hazzard said:

“The Sinn Féin team of MPs were at the demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza

“What happened in Gaza yesterday was an atrocity.

“Dozens of unarmed protestors were murdered by the Israeli Army and thousands more injured. 

“The brutality of the Israeli Army has been laid bare for all to see. We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine but words alone are not enough.

“The international community cannot continue to stand idly by. Israel must be held to account for its illegal actions.

“Sinn Féin calls on the Irish government to take a lead internationally on this. 

“There can be no impunity for barbaric state violence directed at peaceful protest.

“The Irish government  should expel the Israeli Ambassador from Ireland in protest at these horrific events and the government should move immediately to formally recognise the state of Palestine.”

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