Motion: Ceasefire in Palestine and Israel
Council Meeting - 7th November 2023
That this Council condemns the horrifying violence and indiscriminate murder of civilians in Gaza and southern Israel and calls for an immediate ceasefire in Palestine and Israel;
And calls for the immediate release of innocent hostages taken by Hamas following the terrorist attack
Calls for the provision of safe humanitarian corridors;
Supports a full international Criminal Court investigation of potential war crimes committed against people in Gaza and southern Israel;
Council also deplores reports that anti-Semitism has increased in Northern Ireland since the 7th October attacks on Israel and sends a united message that such racism is unacceptable.
And further calls on the International Community to begin a fulsome diplomatic effort toward reaching a two-state solution to provide peace and security for the people of Palestine and Israel, providing a true and lasting peace settlement for the people in the Middle East;
And lastly calls on the Irish Government and the British Government to immediately expel the Israeli Ambassadors to Ireland and Britain.
Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor Browne and seconded by Councillor J Feely