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Israel Should Act Now to End Palestinian Hunger Strikes

Comhlámh wish to extend their support for the over 1,700 Palestinian prisoners engaged in a mass hunger strike since 17 April 2017.  We call on the Irish government to act immediately at bilateral and European levels to ensure that the basic human rights and dignity of Palestinian prisoners are upheld by Israel. These hunger strikes arise as a direct prisoner response to the brutalising

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Ever Wondered How To Get A Campaign Off The Ground?

From a conversation in a pub to international recognition, the Limerick branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign developed into a impressive public awareness outfit.Back in 2005 for Focus73 Stephen Rigney found out how they did it. It’s great what can come out of few hours spent in the pub. Take the Limerick branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), for instance. Sean Clinton

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The Human Rights Situation In The West Bank

In Focus85 Stephen McCloskey wrote about the human rights situation of Palestinians after a trip to the West Bank In November 2009, an Irish delegation of 22 people visited the West Bank to assess the human rights situation for Palestinians living under occupation. Our programme included meetings with human rights activists and NGOs based in both Palestine and Israel. The recurring issues that surfaced

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We’re gearing up for the next round of our #FirstWedsDebates. On February 5th, in our usual venue of the Twisted Pepper – we’ll be asking one of big questions at 7pm. Israel / Palestine : peace talks without end or conflict without end? On the night, we’ll be joined by Caoimhe de Barra who is the Director of Trocaire’s International Division. Yanky Fachler is an Israeli who lives in Ireland. He is involved

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