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1,500 demonstrators marked the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza today.

The National Demonstration for Freedom & Justice for Palestine was called by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and saw demonstrators march from the Spire to the Israeli embassy.

The event also marked 100 years of Palestinian resistance since the Balfour Declaration.

The demonstration was supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Dublin Council of Trade Unions, Communication Workers’ Union, Mandate, SIPTU, Academics for Palestine,  ActionAid Ireland, Afri – Action From Ireland, Centre for Global Education, Comhlámh, Gaza Action Ireland, Irish Anti-War Movement, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – Ireland, MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, NUIG Palestine Solidarity Society, Palestine Binds Us, Palestinian Community in Ireland, Palestinian Rights Institute, PalFest Ireland, Peace and Neutrality Alliance, Shannonwatch, Students for Justice in Palestine QUB, Students for Justice in Palestine – Dublin, Trade Union Friends of Palestine, and United Against Racism.

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