The flag will fly above Dublin for seven days from today.
Dublin City Council have agreed unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag above Dublin's city hall for seven days, in an act of solidarity with the people of Gaza.
As reported by the Journal, the motion was submitted jointly by the Independent Group, Sinn Féin, the Social Democrats, People Before Profit and a number of individual councillors, and was passed without going to a vote despite concerns voiced by two councillors from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
In a statement shared by the Independent, Councillor Cieran Perry said he was “delighted” to see the motion passed.
Three days ago, DCC also signed a Treaty of Friendship with Ramallah in Palestine, with Mayor of Ramallah Issa Kassis attending the signing in Dublin.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan wrote:
"The treaty will ensure Dublin supports Ramallah on key, agreed issues. I am looking forward to working with others to deepen our relationship with Ramallah".
Solidarity in action! @DubCityCouncil signed a Treaty of Friendship with Ramallah's Mayor Issa Kassis. The treaty will ensure Dublin supports Ramallah on key, agreed issues. I am looking forward to working with others to deepen our relationship with Ramallah @IrePalestine #Gaza pic.twitter.com/Kij3ACviZZ
— Cllr. Daithí Doolan (@DaithiDoolan) December 2, 2023
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