At least 35 people, including 12 children, have been killed in Gaza by recent Israeli airstrikes, the Palestinian Ministry of Health says https://t.co/cMoQa6F0VC
— CNN International (@cnni) May 12, 2021
Last night/this morning.
While Palestine burns, Minister Coveney fiddles.
The Irish government needs to use its position on the UN Security Council to full effect to bring the force of international pressure to bear on the apartheid policies of Israel.@johnbradysf #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine 🇵🇸 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/2o9vMZSo8V
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) May 12, 2021
We have been here for 3,000 years and we’re here to stay.
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) May 12, 2021
Mansion House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Dublin Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha (above left) and Palestine Ambassador to Ireland Ahmad Abdelraze (right) open a Book of Condolence in the wake of the killings of protesters in Gaza demonstrating against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Members of the Palestinian community in Dublin and their Irish supporters, attended a rally in protest at the actions of Israel’s security forces in shooting dead over 60 Palestinians, at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians in Gaza border clashes today
Palestinian officials say at least 41 people have died in the latest round of protests.
A mass attempt by Palestinians to cross the border fence separating Israel from Gaza quickly turned violent, as Israeli soldiers responded with rifle fire.
Monday quickly became the bloodiest single day since a campaign of demonstrations began seven weeks ago, to protest Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza.
At least 1,700 Palestinian demonstrators were also wounded along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported, as the mass protests that began on March 30 and that had already left dozens dead erupted again.
The relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv was set for Monday, timed to the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel — a move that many Israelis have celebrated but that has enraged Palestinians….
Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Shane MacGowan (centre) with children and officials from the Al-Helal soccer academy in Gaza currently on tour in ireland.
The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh and will visit Dubliin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over the coming days as guests [see link below] of Gaza Action Ireland.
Shane, whose parents came from Nenagh, is recovering from a recent illness.
Pic: brendan Fitzpatrick
Eoghan Rice writes:
552 white ribbons on Merrion Square [Dublin] on anniversary of Gaza conflict. 1 ribbon for each child killed…
Yesterday: Growing Up In Gaza
Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin 4.
An installation comprising 556 tee-shirts in the sand to commemorate the child deaths in Gaza last year and part of the ongoing Palfest Ireland festival.
Life in Gaza.
Captured by children living in Gaza whose photographs form part of ‘Sumud // Steadfastness’, a three-part exhibition at Filmbase, Cruved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin starting tomorrow until July 9 as part of PalFest Ireland.
William Hederman writes:
The children, aged six to 11, were given cameras and tutored by Belgian photographer Asmaa Seba in 2012/13. “Photography has always been a tool to express feelings whether anger, happiness or hopes and dreams,” says Seba. “Most of the children I worked with have lost their parents or a family member and have witnessed it, so they have trouble speaking and expressing themselves.”
1. Rami Abu Jalila: “I try to learn French, it’s a beautiful language, I love to watch the Eiffel Tower, I know about its story, I dream to visit it some day when I will grow up.”
2. Wallah Abu Musa: “I miss my parents, I go every Friday to visit their grave with my brother Mahmoud and I tell them how my week was, I even told mum about you and how you make us laugh when you try to speak Arabic, I wish they were alive so that they will meet you.”
3. Wallah Abu Musa: “I used to sleep with my mum, after she was killed, I started to sleep with Sumsum, my crazy cat.”
4. Nada Awad: “My father must travel with my uncle to Egypt because he is sick and he needs a treatment there but they always have to wait at the Rafah border because it’s often closed.”
5. Wallah Abu Musa: “I like to go to the beach with my family and play, I want to learn how to swim like a fish.”
Previously: Art For Pal’s Sake
That‘s a wall.
But the rest is chain-link.
Simon Plosker from pro-Israeli media watchdog HonestReporting writes::
[author and former diplomat] Eamon Delaney‘s book review for the Irish Independent of one author’s experiences in the Middle East does not appear at first sight to be contentious.
However, it includes the following statements:
‘Her first [Dervla Murphy’s book], entitled A Month by the Sea – Encounters in Gaza, described conditions in the crowded Mediterranean strip of Gaza, which is surrounded by Israel, run by Hamas and sustained by smuggling.’
Gaza is not “surrounded by Israel.” It also has a border with Egypt, which is also blockading the Hamas-controlled Strip.
Referring to the West Bank/Judea & Samaria, Delaney states that the territory is:
‘Surrounded by a huge wall and chopped into zones by the Israeli military.’
Except the area is not “surrounded by a huge wall.” Firstly, considering the territory borders Jordan, it cannot considered to be “surrounded.” Secondly, Israel’s security barrier is not a “huge wall” but is over 95 percent chain link fence.
As for the statement that the territory is “chopped into zones by the Israeli military,” this is also inaccurate.
The territory is divided into Areas A (under full Palestinian Authority civil and security control), B (Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control), and C (full Israeli civil and security control). These areas were created not by the IDF but as a result of the Oslo Accords as negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians.
Later, in what we hope is simply a careless typo, Yad Vashem is referred to as “the holocaust museum.” The Holocaust is commonly and correctly spelled with a capital “H” to affirm that it refers to a specific and unique historical event. To spell it with a lower case “h” is simply incorrect and in doing so makes the Holocaust of the Jewish people indistinguishable from other historical genocides.
Ultimately, Eamon Delaney’s book review is an example of how careless and inaccurate language can subtly alter even a relatively neutral piece of writing concerning Israel.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, travelled to Ramallah to meet with Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian Prime Minister (ytop) and to Tel Aviv to see Israel’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman to discuss the stalled Middle East Peace Process and Ireland’s relations with the region.
Mr Flanagan announced funding of €4.7 million to UN agencies as part of Ireland’s programme of assistance to the Palestinian people.