Sinn Féin

Sinn Fein leader calls for economic sanctions on Israel after Nablus incursion

Sinn Fein Justice and International Affairs Spokesperson Aengus O Snodaigh TD has called on the Government to enforce emergency economic sanctions on Isreal after its latest illegal military incursion into Nablus in the West Bank. Deputy O Snodaigh said occupying Israeli forces have killed and wounded Palestinian civilians and forced young Palestinians to act as human shields. Speaking in the Dail today Deputy O Snodaigh said, “There is an urgent need for the government to respond to the latest illegal Israeli military incursion into Nablus in the West Bank by enforcing emergency economic sanctions on Israel.” 

Irish MP: Israel an "abhorrent and despicable" regime

Sinn Féin International Affairs and Human Rights spokesperson Aengus Snodaigh, a member of the Irish parliament, has described Israel as “one of the most abhorrent and despicable regimes on the planet.” Questioning Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern in the Dáil today he said the kidnap by Israel of some 25 democratically elected Palestinian representatives demonstrates “the true nature of Israel’s commitment to not so democratic principles.” Snodaigh added that, “The death of the Israeli settler is deeply regrettable and I would call on the Palestinians who are holding the Israeli soldier not to harm him.” 

Irish MP slams EU "hypocrisy," calls for suspension of EU-Israel agreement

Commenting on a parliamentary question reply that he received from the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs in relation to the decision by the EU to block funding to the Palestinian National Authority, Irish MP and Sinn Féin Spokesperson on International Affairs Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh slammed the “on-going hypocrisy that characterises the positions taken by the EU in relation to the illegal occupation of Palestine,” and called on the European Union to “suspend preferential trade with Israel until such time as it renounces violence, recognises Palestine’s right to exist and accepts previous agreements and obligations.”