Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed confirmation today from MP Michelle Gildernew that the Palestinian ambassador to Ireland Ahmad Abdelrazek will address the National Hunger Strike Commemoration at Derrylin on Sunday 3rdAugust.
Hundreds of people from Derry are expected to travel to Derrylin on Sunday and a number of buses from the city have been organised.
“In the darkest hours of the 1981 Hunger Strike the Palestinian people stood in solidarity with Irish republicans as ten young men died in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh.
“Today the Palestinian people are the victims of a genocidal attack from the Israeli government so it is important that we repay that solidarity by standing in support of their cause.
“The Palestinian Ambassador has accepted and invitation to address the National Hunger Strike Commemoration on Sunday in Derrylin and we are calling for all Irish Republicans to turn out in support of the Palestinian people.”
A number of buses will be going from Derry for the event details can be obtained by contacting 02871 377551 or 02871 359747