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40 Years of Occupation - International Day of Action

category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | event notice author Sunday May 06, 2007 00:43author by Sean Clinton - Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign

National Demonstration in Dublin, Saturday 9th June

Supporters of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and their inalienable right to return to their property should gather at the Central Bank, Dame Street at 2.00 PM. The IPSC in tandem with solidarity and human rights organisations internationally is organising a demonstration to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Israel's illegal occupation and plantation of the Palestinian Territories - East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

This June marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli invasion of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The subsequent occupation and brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people are in defiance of both UN resolutions and International Law. Israeli violations of the norms of civilised behaviour include

ethnic cleansing,
land theft,
home demolition,
collective punishment,
prolonged detention without trial,
use of Palestinians, including children, as human shields
state-sponsored murder (euphemesticallt called "targeted assassination")
Israel pursues these policies with impunity because it is shielded by the UN Security Council veto of the United States and the moral cowardice of the European Union. It is up to us, the ordinary people, "the people on the street", to force our governments to stop shielding Israel.

Join us to protest against the occupation and the failure of the Irish government to bring pressure to bear on Israel

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