Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams this afternoon attended a farewell reception in the Mansion House for the Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Abdelrazak.
Speaking at the event, Gerry Adams praised Ambassador Abdelrazak for his “dedication and hard work in promoting and defending the rights of the Palestinian people. It has been an honour to have worked with you.”
Gerry Adams described the response of the international community to the ongoing Israeli assault on Palestinians as “shameful”.
Teachta Adams said:
“The Israeli apartheid regime has inflicted great hurt. It’s use of institutional violence, the killing of civilians, the theft of Palestinian water rights and land, the construction of illegal settlements are an affront and make the work of peace building incredibly difficult.
“The Israeli government is in breach of international law and of UN resolutions. There is an obligation on the international community to demand that these be honoured.
“We are all Palestinians. The people of Palestine deserve our full support.”