Updated: 12/05/17 : 05:37:03
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Sligo thanked in Palestinian protest

SLIGO GOT a thumbs-up during a parade in a Palestine village yesterday, Thursday.

This follows the decision of Sligo County Council to fly the Palestinian flag at its HQ for the month of May, from next Monday. See link below.

Yesterday, Sligo County Council was thanked on posters carried by protesters in the West Bank Palestinian village of Bil’in.

The village is situated about seven miles from Ramallah.

Apartheid Wall

Villagers protest, week after week, against the illegal occupation of Palestine by Israeli forces.

''The local area has been greatly affected by the construction of illegal Israeli settlements and the building of an apartheid wall,'' said Sligo councillor Declan Bree.

He was speaking online after the villagers thumbs-up and public messages of thanks for the support received from Sligo County Council.

Said Bree: '"Despite facing serious repression over the years the people of Bil’in still actively resist, holding demonstrations against Israeli oppression every single week.''

   Children holding placards thanking Sligo yesterday in Palestine. Photo: Mohammad Yasin Photography

Local protesters say that Israel has annexed close to 60% of Bil’in land for Israeli settlements and the construction of Israel’s separation wall, thereby strangling the village.

They say the village is struggling to exist and It is fighting to safeguard its land, its olive trees, its resources… its liberty.

Video - A joint village demonstration in Nabi Saleh to mark Palestinian Land Day. Joining the Land Day demonstration in Nabi Saleh were activists from Bilin, Nilin, Kufr Qaddum and Hebron

Link: See Sligo Today 9/5/2017.