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Palestine

Protestor in Bil'inIn March 1948 zionist settlers in Palestine launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against their Arab neighbours. When the state of Israel was created two months later, 750,000 Palestinians had been forced from their homes, and the new zionist state of Israel controlled 78 percent of Palestinian territory.

Since then the Israeli state has made numerous land grabs, and in land still nominally controlled by Palestine, hundreds of thousands of settlements have sprung up, occupied in the most part by zionist extremists.

One and a half million Palestinians currently lived in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, effectively acting as two massive open-air concentration camps, while five million more Palestinians now live in exile in refugee camps in neighbouring countries and farther afield.

Despite all of this, the Palestinians have never given up their resolve to return to their homes and to live in peace. This resistance led to the Gaza Strip being declared an ‘enemy entity’ by Israel. In December 2008 Israel launched a savage attack against the Palestinian people, when in the space of three weeks they bombarded Gaza, levelling many buildings, destroying vital infrastructure and killing over 1,400 people.

Israel, as a US satellite state, is able to act with impunity from international opinion in its oppression of Palestine. It is up to grassroots activists around the world then to show the people of Palestine that they are not alone, that the fight against imperialism and colonialism in Palestine is the same fight against imperialism that is taking place around the globe.

 

Stories about Palestine from the éirígí Archives

04/09/12: éirígí Condemns Israeli Court Ruling.... This week an Israeli court has cleared the Israeli army and state of any wrongdoing in the death of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie in 2003.....read more>>

06/05/12: Dublin Vigil for Irish and Palestinian Hunger Strikers.... Up to sixty éirígí activists and supporters gathered on the central isle of O’Connell Bridge in Dublin yesterday (May 5) to mark the 31st anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands during the 1981 hunger strike.....read more>>

12/03/12: Cause of Imprisoned Women Raised on IWD.... International Women’s Day has long been used as a platform to raise the issue of imprisoned female political activists, and this year was no exception as several events took place around the country in support of Irish prisoner Marian Price and Palestinian prisoner Hana al Shalab.....read more>>

12/02/12: Vigils Held in Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers.... éirígí held vigils in Belfast and Newry yesterday in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan.....read more>>

16/01/12: Ahmad Sa’adat – Ten Years a Hostage.... Yesterday, January 15, marked the tenth anniversary of the abduction and imprisonment of Ahmad Sa’adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.....read more>>

02/12/11: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.... In one of many actions taking place across the world, éirígí activists took to the streets of Dublin on Tuesday to mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.....read more>>

29/10/11: Zionists Resume Isolation of Ahmad Sa’adat.... Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, revealed on Thursday that an Israeli court has decided to extend the isolation of PFLP general secretary Ahmad Sa’adat for another year.....read more>>

25/10/11: Plight of Palestinian Prisoners Highlighted in Belfast.... Members of éirígí erected a camp at the former Andersonstown barracks site in Belfast over the weekend of 21-23 October and engaged in a 48-hour fast in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who had undertaken hunger strike action against conditions in Israeli jails.....read more>>

    20/10/11: Solidarity Call for Hunger Strikers in Palestine....

    08/10/11: Candlelit Vigil for Palestinian Hunger Strikers....

    07/10/11: Dublin conference remembers 1981 hunger strike....

    28/09/11: Palestinian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike....

    10/08/11: éirígí Joins Cork Demo for Palestine....

    01/06/11: The Mavi Marmara Massacre One Year On....

    22/04/11: Sa’adat’s Letter Marks Prisoners’ Day in Gaza....

    31/01/11: Solidarity with Besieged Bil’in....

    20/01/11: Palestinan Hunger Stike Vigil Held in Dublin....

    14/01/11: Protest for Palestinian Hunger-Strikers....

    25/10/10: Viva Palestina Succeeds in Breaking the Siege....

    19/10/10: Free Ahmad Sa’adat!....

    27/09/10: Netanyahu Intent on Squeezing Palestinians....

    31/08/10: The Mavi Marmara Massacre – Three Months On....

    11/07/10: Breaking the Blockade of Gaza....

    02/06/10: Israel’s Inhumanity Must be Stopped....

    31/05/10: Protest Against Israeli Aggression....

    08/05/10: CRH: Stop Profiting on the Back of Palestinian Suffering....

    19/04/10: IPSC and éirígí Mark Palestinian Prisoners Day....

    14/04/10: Remember Palestinian Prisoners on April 17....

    28/01/10: Boycott Isn’t Just One Day – It’s a Process....

    16/01/10: Nationwide Protests for Palestine....

    08/01/10: Viva Palestina Enters Gaza as Israel Plans Further Offensive....

    05/01/10: Viva Palestina Convoy at the Final Hurdle....

    29/12/09: Solidarity Vigil for Gaza in Belfast....

    26/12/09: Viva Palestina Convoy Halted – Six Palestinians Killed....

    18/12/09: PFLP Celebrates 42 Years of Resistance....

    08/12/09: Viva Palestina Convoy Gets Underway....

    07/12/09: PSNI Teaches Israel Tricks of Apartheid Trade....

    18/11/09: Plight of Palestine Raised in Dublin....

    04/11/09: I am Israel – The Reality of Occupation....

    06/08/09: Detention, Annexation and Ethnic Cleansing the Order of the Day....

    18/06/09: Netanyahu’s Conditions an Insult to Palestine....

    08/06/09: UN War Crimes Mission Leaves Gaza....

    29/04/09: Bil’in Conference Takes Place in the Shadow of Death....

    21/04/09: Another Day Brings More Death to Palestine....

    20/02/09: Victory for the right in Israeli elections....

    18/01/09: Support the Boycott Campaign....

    16/01/09: Protest in M&S on Grafton Street....

    15/01/09: Support Palestine – Boycott Israeli Goods....

    11/01/09: Protests for Palestine Escalate....

    09/01/09: A Time to Act in Defence of Palestine....

    07/01/09: Gaza – Unequal in life and in death....

    07/01/09: Death in an Israeli Uniform Stalks the Streets of Gaza....

    31/12/08: Stop the Slaughter in Gaza – Victory to Palestine....

    28/12/08: 300 Slaughtered in Palestine....

    26/12/08: Israeli onslaught against Gaza continues....

    22/10/08: The Myth of Israeli Democracy Explodes....

    25/07/08: Palestinian Village Takes the International Stage....

    15/06/08: Bi’lin - A Palestinian Village Fighting to Exist....

    20/05/08: Resistance celebrated, Occupation castigated....

    14/04/08: 60th anniversary of Deir Yassin marked....

    07/04/08: The March and Fight for Deir Yassin....

    04/03/08: Averting the Dissent Caused by Dead Babies....

    02/03/08: Israel continues to bombard Gaza....

    01/02/08: Ceannaire Palaistíneach ar Shlí na Fírinne....

    17/12/07: The Palestinian Right of Return - Sacrosanct or Sacrificed?....

    22/08/07: Palestine – Between A Rock and A Hard Place....

    09/07/07: Video: The exodus from Hebron ....

    09/06/07: éirígí Supports Palestinian Demonstration....

    07/06/07: éirígí call for support for Palestinian demonstration....

    03/06/07: Pilger on Palestine ....

    22/04/07: The plight of Palestine continues…....

    22/11/06: Palestinians hail Irish academics' support of Palestine....

    13/08/06: Gaza hopes fade after withdrawal....

    07/08/06: Galloway Slams Israel & Sky News Propaganda....

    04/08/06: Venezuela Withdraws Israel Ambassador....

    25/07/06: Solidarity with the people of Lebanon and Palestine....

 

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