Sinn Féin calls on IFA to cancel match with Israel

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed calls by party colleague Sinéad Ennis  for the Irish Football Association to cancel the international friendly with Israel on Tuesday 11 September.

Sinéad Ennis is the Sinn Féin Culture Arts and Sport spokesperson

Raymond McCartney  said:

“Sinéad met with the IFA and asked them to reconsider the international friendly with Israel on Tuesday 11 September.

“She made this call on the back of the recent massacre of over 100 demonstrators and the maiming of thousands more by the Israeli army.

“Sinn Féin support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel under which cultural, academic and sporting links fall.

“The international community should be standing up to the Israeli state for the indiscriminate slaughter and ongoing discrimination against  Palestinians.

“We are calling on the IFA to cancel this match and send out a strong signal that the slaughter of Palestinians in the open-air prison which is Gaza, is completely unacceptable.”

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Note to editors – Link to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign: https://bdsmovement.net/what-is-bds