Cashel is to be the venue for a Palestine Solidarity vigil on Saturday January 13th commencing at 2pm.
The event will be held on the Plaza in the town Centre. Locally based Sinn Fein TD Martin Browne says his office has received thousands of emails from Irish people who are extremely concerned at the lack of action from the Irish government to hold Israel responsible for what he calls “its blatant war crimes in Gaza.”
Palestine Solidarity Vigil Organisers Dolores Mulcahy and Josphine Carroll pictured with Dean McGrath, Chairperson of the South Tipperary Branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Conference(IPSC) pictured in Tipperary town on January 6th.
A similar event was held in Tipperary town on Saturday January 6th organised by two local women which saw a crowd of almost 90 people stand vigil for 30 minutes in the Market Yard. Dolores Mulcahy and Josephine Carrol say they may form a local committee to join the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Conference which has been in operation since 2001 seeking a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East.
The Israeli offensive in Gaza since October has killed more than 23,000 people, destroyed much of the territory and displaced most of the population of 2.3 million at least once, creating a worsening humanitarian crisis.
EU and US diplomats are visiting the region to try to bring about a ceasefire.
Crowds gather in Tipperary Town for the Palestine Vigil Rally on January 6th