*Photograph: George Karbus Photography

A GROUP of Irish artists on Friday night projected a beam of light onto the iconic Cliffs of Moher with the cord ‘ceasefire’.

Over the last six months almost 34,000 have been people killed in Israel’s war on Gaza, 70% of the dead are women and children, with over 70,000 injured, many more are missing.

In the midst of starvation, and the onset of famine in the North of Gaza, the image from the North Clare tourist attraction is intended to be a ‘beam of empathy from Ireland to Gaza, and a call for collective action’.

“Our action tonight is particularly addressed to, and in solidarity with, children in Gaza. A child is killed every 10 minutes in Gaza, over 14,000 children have been killed and counting, Children continue to be killed with their families in Gaza, each day, with thousands of those who survive relentless aerial bombardment then living with amputations. Countless others are severely malnourished, and profoundly traumatised. There needs to be political action now to bring about a permanent ceasefire,” the artists involved stated.

Almost three years ago, the same group carried out a projection onto the Cliffs of Moher and on to Dún Chaoin pier in Kerry last November.

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