Sunday, 22 April
Station Road Roundabout
The Great Return March.
On Friday March the 30th, thousands of Palestinian refugees embarked on The Great Return March to protest against Israels refusal to allow refugees to return home. An estimated 30,000 Palestinians set up camp 700 metres back from the border. The tents being a symbol of the Palestinian Refugee problem that began with the Nakba, when Israel forcibly displaced 700,000 Palestinians from their home in 1948. The Great March Return was a peaceful non violent demonstration telling the whole world that the Palestinians have been suffering for almost 70 years and their lives have been awful since.
They were met with sniper fire, the IDF were ordered to shoot, drones flooded the peaceful demonstrators with tear gas, you will have seen the footage of the man getting shot while praying, a couple getting shot in the back as they ran away, a lady walking about with a flag, these people were hundreds of metres back from the border fence, there is a huge electric fence between them and the IDF, they were no threat to anyone, this demonstration was peaceful from the Palestinian side, but Israel that day murdered 15, 3 more died from their injuries since, they wounded over 1400, 750 of those were shot. Today Friday the 6th of April the death count is 8 Palestinians and 1070 wounded today. Palestine’s hospitals had to release patients who were not ready to be released yesterday to make room for today’s casualties. Please come show your support to these people, this is one of the gravest crimes against humanity, this is going on almost 70 years. There are vigils going on all over the world.
Also we are asking all Irish elected representatives to act for the Palestinian people and to carry out the following actions.
1 . Officially recognize the state of Palestine.
2. Impose economic sanctions on Israel.
3 End all diplomatic ties with the apartheid state.
Israel will continue showing flagrant disregard for international law and commit war crimes with impunity until Ireland and the International community hold them to account.