The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed the vote by Dublin City Council to formally support and endorse the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
— Hammam Farah (@HumHum83) April 10, 2018
The motion, voted for by a majority of Councilors, also commits the council to discontinue all business contracts it has with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and its spin-off DXC Technology due to these companies’ provision and operation of “much of the technology infrastructure that Israel uses to maintain its system of apartheid and settler colonialism over the Palestinian people.”
In a separate motion, the council voted to call on the Irish government to expel the Israeli Ambassador.
The GPO in Dublin today in solidarity with the 17 #GreatReturnMarch protesters murdered by apartheid Israel’s occupation forces in #Gaza yesterday. A fitting place to show solidarity, two days before 102nd Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. #LandDay #RightOfReturn Pic: @PaulFedayn pic.twitter.com/0GOcGowoAA
— IPSC (@ipsc48) March 31, 2018
IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi praised the motions saying,
“speaking as a Palestinian and a Dubliner I’m so proud that the local government of my adoptive the city has voted to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality. It is wonderful that Dublin City Council will now become part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement called for by Palestinian civil society. It is particularly welcome that the council chose to focus on Hewlett-Packard and its spin-off DXC, as these companies have been profiteering from the violent oppression of Palestinians and illegal colonization of their land.”
Dublin City Council voted to expel the Israeli Ambassador, back #BDS, and discontinue contracts with HP & DXC (32 v 10).
Galway City Council unanimously backed a motion calling for the recognition of the state of #Palestine.
— MICHAEL SCOTT ▲ (@mick_scott) April 10, 2018
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