McAteer condemns current violence in Palestine

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Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has condemned the recent violence in Palestine in the wake of the death of several Palestinians at the hands of the Israel Defence Force (I.D.F.).
Councillor Kevin McAteer

Councillor Kevin McAteer

The Councillor has called on the attacks on the Palestinian people to end and has signalled the need for peace, which he says becomes more and more evident each day. Speaking to Newry Times, the Independent Councillor stated, “I condemn these attacks on the Palestinian people and as seen in the images on both the news and social media of Palestinians being attacked by the IDF. “However what really concerns me is that as well as ongoing violence, young people in Palestine have a very limited education or any opportunities for that matter. For them their everyday life is violence due to Israeli occupation. “The footage of Palestinian homes and communities that are destroyed by Israeli attacks are extremely powerful and we don’t realise how lucky we are. He added, “The people of Northern Ireland know what 40 years of conflict looks like and we are lucky to be in a position whereby we can now work towards peace. I can only hope that the same will happen in Palestine one day.”
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