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Irish Government Gives €500k in Emergency Funding to Gaza

Petition: Some 5,836 Irish people have signed a Sadaka-organised petition demanding action to stop Israel’s attacks on Gaza. Pictured delivering it to the Department of Foreign Affairs today are Proinsias de Rossa, Former Chair of the European Parliament Palestine Delegation; Barbara Walshe; Hilary Minch, deputy chair of Sadaka; Kevin Liston, Sadaka; David Joyce, Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Philip O’Connor, Sadaka. Photo by Derek Speirs
Petition: Some 5,836 Irish people have signed a Sadaka-organised petition demanding action to stop Israel’s attacks on Gaza. Pictured delivering it to the Department of Foreign Affairs today are Proinsias de Rossa, Former Chair of the European Parliament Palestine Delegation; Barbara Walshe; Hilary Minch, deputy chair of Sadaka; Kevin Liston, Sadaka; David Joyce, Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Philip O’Connor, Sadaka. Photo by Derek Speirs

The Irish government has pledged funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the conflict in Gaza.

The funding will provide food, shelter and healthcare to thousands of families, many of whom have had to flee their homes.

Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan said: ‘I totally condemn the major escalation in violence and civilian casualties which we are now witnessing on the ground in Gaza and Israel.

‘The Irish Government has consistently called for an immediate ceasefire in order to avoid further loss of life and suffering.

‘This is now more imperative than ever in light of the developments over the weekend. The people of Gaza and Israel have the right to live in peace and security and without the threat of indiscriminate violence.’

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