A protest was held in Ennis on Saturday as part of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) on Saturday.
As per COVID-19 guidelines, the peaceful demonstration was capped at an attendance of 15 with the gathering organised by Clarecaste’s Tommy Guilfoyle.
“We need the Irish Government to lead the charge against these blatant acts of crimes against humanity and we need to see actions not just words,”Guilfoyle stated.
Clare TD, Cathal Crowe (FF) has tendered his resignation from the Ireland-Israel parliamentary friendship committee in protest against Israeli state aggression in the disputed Gaza Strip/West Bank region and in solidarity with those impacted by this action.
Crowe told The Clare Echo, “I am doing so in protest against continued Israeli aggression and incursions into disputed parts of the Gaza Strip. In recent days, there has been a huge escalation of violence in the Gaza area with rockets being fired by both militant fighters on the Palestinian side and the Israeli Armed Forces.
“I don’t condone what either side is doing but I think the root cause of this latest ignition of violence has been works to create a new Israeli settlement in the disputed land earlier this month. The Israeli government has acted very aggressively and their actions have been condemned right around the world and I would consider any sovereign state that conducts itself in that way to not be a ‘friend’ of mine so, on this basis, I am withdrawing from the interparliamentary friendship group.
Deputy Crowe has advised Israel’s Irish ambassador Ophir Kariv of his decision.