Council call on Government to expel Israeli Ambassador

GazaDONEGAL County Council are calling on the Government to expel the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland until all hostilities are ended in Gaza and unilateral peace talks are entered into.

At Monday’s monthly meeting in Lifford, Sinn Féin put forward a motion, which was signed by 31 members of the council, calling on the Council to express its’ solidarity with the ‘besieged Palestinian people’ and condemn the current atrocities in Gaza.

The motion, which is due to be debated today at the reconvened meeting in Lifford, calls on the Government to send a ‘clear message’ to Israel that their actions are ‘acts of war’ and against international law, requesting an immediate ceasefire.

To date, more than 1,200 Palestinians have been killed – the majority of which are civilians, with more than 300 innocent children. While on the Israeli side 53 soldiers and three civilians have been killed in the conflict, which has been ongoing for more than three weeks.

Inishowen councillor Jack Murray said he believes this motion reflects the feelings of the vast majority of the people of Donegal.

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