SHARING ON BEHALF OF IRISH FRIENDS OF PALESTINE
The following briefing report was delivered on behalf of Irish Friends of Palestine to a cross party section of Oireachtas Members (Irish Parliament) on 13th March, 2013 by Waterford Cllr John Hearne and Pat Fitzgerald, both members of the November 2012 Irish Friends of Palestine Delegation to Gaza. Joining John and Pat today was Billy Smyth, all three men are Irish Fishermen. Upon conclusion of today’s meeting Cllr John Hearne said; “I want to thank all the TD’s and Senators from all the political parties who hosted us today in Leinster House as we delivered the report in addition to first hand accounts of human rights abuses inflicted on innocent Palestinian fisherman in Gaza.” he continued “It was a very constructive meeting today, we received very strong support from those TDS and Senators with whom we met. We all agreed to work together in order to advance the cause of the Fishermen and to also advance the anti-apartheid cause in Ireland. We will be working on these ideas with the Senators and TDs in the near future.
When we were in Gaza we promised the fishermen we would continue to show support. As ordinary Fishermen in Ireland we want to show that Israel attacks Fisherman and Farmers in their workplace
.” READ THE FULL BRIEFING REPORT HERE