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Support growing for Dáil recall to discuss Gaza - Gerry Adams TD

26 July, 2014 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has said Sinn Féin's efforts are ongoing to convince Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reconvene the Dáil to discuss the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the response of the Irish Government.

Speaking this morning Gerry Adams said:

"Irish citizens have been horrified at the unfolding scenes of suffering inflicted on the civilian population of Gaza by the Israeli military.

"I wrote to An Taoiseach on Thursday requesting that he recall the Dáil to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and in particular the ongoing conflict between the state of Israel and citizens in Gaza.

"In my view there is a very urgent need for the Dáil to discuss these matters.

"This is particularly so given that on Wednesday, the Irish state abstained from a United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution calling for respect for international law in the Occupied Palestinian territory.

"Sinn Féin's call for the Dáil to be reconvened has already received support from TDs across parties. But as yet there has been no response from the Taoiseach.

"I expect the numbers of TDs seeking a recall of the Dáil to grow over the weekend.

"I think it is incumbent on the Taoiseach to heed these calls and to reflect the huge and widespread concern among Irish citizens by allowing the Dáil to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the appropriate response of this state."

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