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Sheehan expresses support for Israeli war crime legal challenge

11 February, 2019 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has expressed support for the Ziada family from Gaza who are suing the Israeli military in a Dutch court for war crimes. 

The party’s Middle East spokesperson said: 

“I commend the Ziada family on their efforts to challenge Israeli war crimes on the besieged Gaza Strip in a Dutch court. 

“The Ziada family’s Gaza home was destroyed by Israeli occupation forces in July 2014, killing seven people. 

“This case is not unique. Thousands of Palestinians have been murdered by Israeli forces from the sky, on the ground and at checkpoints. 

“Efforts to hold Israel accountable for war crimes, mass murder and violations of international law are welcome.

“Sinn Féin will continue to support the people of Palestine and call on the international community to act to protect the rights of the Palestinians.”

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