December 30, 2023
Taoiseach must show leadership by ensuring Ireland joins International Court of Justice proceedings against Israel – Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to show leadership and ensure that Ireland joins South Africa in proceedings against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

Teachta McDonald said:

“In initiating proceedings at the International Court of Justice, South Africa has shown the leadership and solidarity that is needed from right across the international community to end Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

“What is happening in Gaza is an absolute catastrophe. In full view of the world, over 20,000 Palestinians have been killed, another 10,000 are missing, while two million people have been displaced.

“This is a devastation of unimaginable proportions that simply cannot be allowed to continue.

“There must be a ceasefire, there must be sanctions, and Israel must be held to account.

“The Taoiseach needs to act now on behalf of the Irish people.

“I am calling on Leo Varadkar to commit to joining South Africa in their ICJ proceedings against Israel concerning violations under the Convention on Prevention and Punishment of Crime of Genocide in relation to Palestinians in Gaza.

“Only by such actions, and by world leaders exhausting every possible avenue available, will Israel end its bombardment of Gaza, their massacre of civilians and children, and their mass displacement of an entire population.

“World leaders must speak with one voice, and ensure that Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Government are held responsible for their reprehensible actions at the ICJ.”

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