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John Brady TD calls on Government to stand up to Israel

15 May, 2018 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow John Brady has called on the Government to stand up to Israel using direct action rather than words.

Speaking during Statements on Palestine this evening, Teachta Brady condemned yesterday’s murder of 60 civilians and injuring of 2,771 others by Israel.

Teachta Brady continued:

“Israel does not care about the words of the Irish government or any other government or organisation.

"There have been more UN resolutions passed on Israel’s continued human rights abuses and conscious breeches of International Law than any other.

“The only language Israel understands is the language of direct action. You can’t negotiate with someone who doesn’t see the need for it or want it. 

"The international community needs to force Israel to the negotiation table with the Palestinians.

“We can send Israel a clear message by sending their Ambassador packing and by supporting the Boycott of Israel, something that helped break the apartheid regime in South Africa.  

“Anything short of direct action by Ireland along with the EU will leave both complicit in enabling the continuous Israeli violation of Palestinian rights.”

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