Limerick TD to speak of recent experience in the Palestinian West Bank

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Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins

“WHAT we saw in Palestine” will be the topic of a talk given by Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins and Independent senator Frances Black next week. 

The South Court event will hear from the two politicians on their recent experiences in the Palestinian West Bank, subsequent developments in the region and the Occupied Territories Bill 2018.

The legislation, tabled by Senator Frances Black and supported by all opposition parties, seeks to ban trade in goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.

In July, the legislation passed its first vote and it returns to Seanad Éireann for the next round of voting on November 28.

Deputy Collins and Senator Black will outline why the bill was tabled and the importance of solidarity with Palestine.

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They will also speak of their visits to the West Bank and Gaza earlier this year, when they met with community groups and activists working against the occupation, and saw first-hand the devastating human rights conditions on the ground.

Other guest speakers will address Palestinian-related issues. 

The November 19 event is hosted by Sadaka – the Ireland Palestine Alliance, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), and Gaza Action Ireland and takes place at the Great National South Court Hotel from 8pm. Entry is free.