Now, the government will not vote on the amendment, which, if passed, will expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland and impose sanctions on Israel.
The Irish government supports a parliamentary motion condemning the Israeli authorities for “de facto annexation” of Palestinian land, which it said is the first use of the phrase by an EU country relative to Israel.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday that the motion proposed by the opposition party Sinn Finn “clearly shows the depth of the feelings of the whole of Ireland.”
“The scale, pace and strategic nature of Israel’s actions in expanding settlements and the intention behind it brings us to a point where we need to be honest about the actual situation. … It is actually a merger,” Coveney of the center-right Fine Gael party told the parliament. .
“This is not me, or this house is an understatement in my opinion. We are the first EU country to do so. But this reflects our deep concern about the intentions of these actions, and of course their impact.” He says.
If passed, the amendment will require the government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland and impose economic, political and cultural sanctions on Israel.
Most countries believe that the settlements established by Israel in the territories occupied by the 1967 war are illegal and an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.
Kovini, who represented Ireland at the UN Security Council debate on Israel in recent weeks, has consistently condemned the Palestinian organization Hamas’s recent rocket attack on Israel, and then he agreed to the government’s support for the bill.
Some Irish lawmakers wear masks with Palestinian flags or checkered keffiyeh patterns.
The left-leaning Sinn Finn party refused to support the government amendment condemning the Hamas attack.
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The motion came a few days after the ceasefire ended. The ceasefire ended the worst fighting in years between Israeli and Palestinian armed groups and lasted 11 days.
The violence triggered large-scale pro-Palestinian protests in Dublin.
According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, at least 253 Palestinians were killed, including 66 children, and about 2,000 were injured. At least 12 people were killed in Israel.
The Irish Parliament (Dáil) will debate the “profit-making” amendment to Sinn Fein’s private MP’s motion on Wednesday, and a vote is expected to be held later.
Credit to @sinnfeinireland Filed a motion, but informed that the motion was supported by the entire Dáil-left and right. There is a growing consensus that Israel should be held accountable for decades of occupation, deprivation and ethnic cleansing.
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Some people welcome Ireland’s actions on social media.
Ronan Burtenshaw, editor of the British Socialist Tribune, said on Twitter: “Ireland has become the first EU country to admit that Israel violated international law and actually annexed Palestine.” “The road to segregating apartheid countries.” Above, as we did in the 1980s, this is a milestone. Next stop: boycott, divestment and sanctions.”
Sinn Fein politician John Brady tweeted: “We have forced a major shift in the Irish government’s position. They say that Israel has actually annexed Palestinian land. Ireland is the European Union. The first country to declare that Israel’s actions violated international law. These actions #FreePalestine must have consequences.”
The man before the profit, Richard Boyd Barrett (Richard Boyd Barrett), described the upcoming vote on Wednesday as “historic.”
More than 5,200 people have signed Barrett’s petition, which calls on the Irish government to “publicly declare that the State of Israel has committed war crimes.”