Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Press Release

7 Feb 2008
IPSC call for safe passage of Treasa Ni Cheannabhain

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Press Release :
“Allow Treasa Ní Cheannabháin safe passage. End the Siege on Gaza”

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) expresses its concern for the safety for Treasa Ní Cheannabháin and hope that she will be allowed pass through the border to Egypt in the coming hours. We admire the bravery of Treasa in her attempts to aid the impoverished people of Gaza. Treasa's difficulty in attempting to exit the Gaza Strip is symptomatic of the crisis affecting the 1.5 million inhabitants of Gaza who are denied freedom of movement and control of their borders. At the same time the crippling economic siege is having unbearable consequences on the people of Gaza. As such, the IPSC calls for an end to the siege and for freedom of movement and control of the borders of Gaza to be restored to the people of Gaza.

Marie Crawley, a spokesperson for the IPSC, said :

“Treasa's description of being surrounded by gunfire and bombing and feeling that her life is under threat sharply illustrates what life is like on an hour by hour basis for Palestinians living in Gaza. The IPSC calls on the Irish government not to stand silently by while this brutality persists; but to do everything in its power to lobby the Israeli government through its embassy in Dublin to end this siege on an innocent people “

ENDS
For Further information:
Garry Walsh – Coordinator IPSC, 01 6770253

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