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To: Irish Government

Enact the Occupied Territories Bill

Please listen to the voices of the BDS National Committee, the Palestinian people, our Irish diaspora and activists globally who are aware of the potential power for good in the Occupied Territories Bill(OTB). They are pleading with us to enact it. Please be the leaders you believe yourselves to be and make it happen.

Why is this important?

At this stage in the genocide it is unbelievable that Ireland has a powerful bill, that could help the people of Palestine, waiting in the wings to be enacted since 2018. It took immense effort from many political, academic and legal minds to get it passed through our legislature. There is no legal excuse for stalling it any longer. To quote Sen. Frances Black “... it’s not a legal issue, it’s a question of political will. The weight of legal advice makes it clear that we can pursue this if we’re willing to be brave about it – we need to stand up and show leadership”. (Irish times, 13 Jun 2020.) Something has to begin the process of turning the tide on the genocide in Palestine, especially Gaza. The OTB has been identified by multiple organisations nationally and internationally as the single most important and effective action that Ireland as a nation can take, at this time in April 2024.

Enacting the OTB can without doubt have a ripple effect throughout the world. Let's throw the pebble in the ocean of support for Palestine and see it do the work it was always intended to achieve.


2024-04-09 08:08:49 +0100

500 signatures reached

2024-04-04 21:02:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2024-04-04 19:24:34 +0100

50 signatures reached

2024-04-04 18:17:02 +0100

25 signatures reached

2024-04-04 16:09:34 +0100

10 signatures reached