The 8 July 2015 marked the first anniversary of the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
The 50-day conflict began when Israel launched an intense air and ground assault allegedly to end persistent rocket fire from Gaza.
Damien Harte, the Party’s representative in Upper Bann says, “a year on and not much has changed for the people of Gaza. The fallout from war keeps knocking on their door. They still endure long electricity shortages due to widespread damage to key civilian infrastructure and reconstruction has barely begun with shortfalls in International donations. We cannot forget these people in their humanitarian struggle“.
The Upper Bann branch will be taking part in a white line picket on Edward St, Lurgan, Friday 17th July at 7pm to send a message of solidarity to the people of Gaza.
The Party will also continue to support and raise awareness for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement). The BDS campaign urges various forms of “non-violent punitive measures” against Israel until it “complies with the precepts of international law”.