Co Kildare people to show solidarity with Gaza in wake of humanitarian crisis with vigil in Newbridge tonight

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Co Kildare people to show solidarity with Gaza in wake of humanitarian crisis with vigil in Newbridge tonight
14:20 Wednesday 16th of May 2018

By Kim O'Leary

There is a vigil on in Newbridge town this evening with the Kildare Palestine Solidarity Campaign organising the event to show solidarity with Gaza following the recent conflict in the region with the event scheduled for 6.30pm.

It is understood that the vigil will commence from 6.30-7.30pm at Langton Cross (beside McLoughlins Garage) between Tesco and the Keadeen Hotel.

Meanwhile, earlier this week on Monday a vigil was held in Celbridge in relation to the opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

A number of people from Co Kildare attended the gathering in Celbridge on Monday 14 May

Earlier this morning Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney met with Ze'ev Boker where he expressed "Ireland’s shock and dismay at the level of death and injury yesterday on the Gaza Strip".

The Minister has also called for restraint from Israel in the hours and days ahead.

Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border yesterday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem by the Trump administration raised tension to boiling point after weeks of demonstrations in the region.

In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since 2014, Palestinian Health Ministry officials said that 58 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured by live gunfire and tear gas.

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