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6,000 call on Irish govt to take action on Gaza

July 22, 2014 1:46 A.M. (Updated: July 25, 2014 7:07 A.M.)
DUBLIN (Ma'an) -- Just under 6,000 people have called on newly installed Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to condemn Israel’s bombardment of the people of Gaza in the strongest possible terms and to take action to stop Israel’s "war crimes."

The petition, organised by Sadaka – the Ireland Palestine Alliance, and signed by 5,836, was presented to the Irish foreign minister in advance of his participation in the European Council Foreign Affairs meeting on Tuesday.

A representative from Sadaka commented: "It is time the Irish Government reflected the mood of the Irish people which is one of revulsion at Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the people of Gaza. The Irish people are shocked that our Government is standing idly by as we watch the incremental genocide of an imprisoned population."

The Irish Government and the international community must stop equating the rights and responsibilities of the powerful Israeli state and the people of Gaza, condemned to live in an open air prison, it said.

And the EU "must condemn the onslaught in Gaza in the strongest possible terms, negotiate and implement a settlement which ensures Israel observes the terms of the 2012 ceasefire and lifts the ongoing and prolonged blockade of the Gaza Strip."

"An international force with responsibility for monitoring the ceasefire, responding to alleged breaches of it and to oversee the opening of crossings and the movement of people and transfer of goods is essential," it urged.

"We have long passed the time when the people of Gaza should be abandoned to their fate by the international community."

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