The past month has seen protests for Gaza taking place in countless towns and cities around Ireland. Thousands upon thousands of people have come out onto the street to call for an end to ongoing Israeli injustices against the Palestinian people …

 

The past month has seen protests for Gaza taking place in countless towns and cities around Ireland. Thousands upon thousands of people have come out onto the street to call for an end to ongoing Israeli injustices against the Palestinian people.

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION in Dublin on Saturday 9th August, which then marched to the Israeli Embassy.

There is also a campaign to donate a child’s toy which will be given to the Gaza Toy Drive.

The rally mobilised thousands of people to come to Dublin and to take to the streets of the capital to voice their outrage and to make a simple call – “It is time for freedom and justice for Palestine”. What has been happening in Gaza is just the latest in a long line of injustices perpetrated against the people of Palestine since at least 1947.

With 700,000+ Palestinians removed from their homes to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the brutal military occupation of the remainder of their lands from 1967, the implementation of an Apartheid system that denies rights to Palestinians both in the occupied territories and within Israel, regular large scale massacres like the one we are witnessing in Gaza today, and millions of refugees denied their Right of Return, the Palestinian people have remained steadfast in their resistance and their search of freedom, justice, equality and a lasting peace.

 

The march was organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the footage produced exclusively by USi Ireland’s Paula Geraghty.

Video © Paula Geraghty


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