The Communist Party of Ireland has announced that they welcome the decision of Dublin City Council to fly the Palestinian flag over City Hall.
ICP, 10 May 2017
The flag will fly over Dublin City Council Office for a month, beginning on 15 May, which marks “Nakba Day”, Israel’s Independence Day. The decision has been taken despite opposition to the move from the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.
This follows on from the recent decision by Sligo County Council to also fly the Palestinian flag for one month as a gesture of solidarity. The motion read: “Noting recent reports of diplomatic developments by the Irish state towards full recognition of the state of Palestine, aware also that Ireland accorded the Palestinian delegation in Dublin diplomatic status in 2014, the same year that witnessed both Houses of Oireachtas pass motions in support of Palestinian statehood, this city council will fly the flag of Palestine over City Hall for the month of May 2017 in support of the above diplomatic moves and as a gesture of our solidarity with the people of Palestine living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, with the Palestinian citizens of Israel denied basic democratic rights and with the over 7 million displaced Palestinians denied the right of return to their homeland.”
Following the decision by Dubin City Council, the Communist Party of Ireland announced that they welcome the decision of Dublin City Council to fly the Palestinian flag over City Hall.