Irish Chamber of Deputies ratified Sinn Féin's draft resolution to condemn the settlement activity in Jerusalem and West Bank and the forced expulsion of the Palestinian communities from the occupied territories and to consider these Israeli activities illegal.
It called on the Irish government to recognize that the Israeli activities in Jerusalem and West Bank illegal and violates international law, and force Israel to end the settlement activity.
Ireland is considered the first European country to take such a decision.
It mentioned that Ireland distinguishes between Israeli lands and the occupied Palestinian territories since 1967, including the illegal Israeli settlements and the lands, specialized for future settlements.
The resolution also noted that Ireland condemned the latest forced expulsion of Palestinian communities from the occupied Palestinian lands, Israel's annexation of Jerusalem, and the settlement activities in the West bank as they are risky violations that undermine the two-state solution.
It informed that the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza was the most violent since 2014, as it resulted in many innocent people killed, including more than 60 children.
It condemned the racist targeting of civilians and infrastructure.
It confirmed that the just, constant peace must address poverty, injustice, and inequality, and hold those who violate the international law accountable.
The parliament stated that the forced expulsion of the Palestinian communities from Jerusalem and West Bank undermines the imposition of peace; not because of what happened in the past weeks but the past decades, and violates all international laws.Source : Safa