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Local councillors to write to Mayor of Bethlehem to express disapproval of illegal Israeli settlements

Dec 10, 2020 07:12 By News Northern Sound
Local councillors to write to Mayor of Bethlehem to express disapproval of illegal Israeli settlements Local councillors to write to Mayor of Bethlehem to express disapproval of illegal Israeli settlements
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Monaghan County Council is to write to the Mayor of Bethlehem to express its disapproval of illegal Israeli settlements within the city. The motion was

Monaghan County Council is to write to the Mayor of Bethlehem to express its disapproval of illegal Israeli settlements within the city.

The motion was raised by Sinn Féin's Pat Treanor, who called on the council to "express its disgust" with the illegal occupation.

Councillor Brian McKenna said the settlements are illegal under UN and international law.

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While he acknowledged that the motion may not make much of a difference, Councillor McKenna added that the council had to do something.

Pat Treanor told Shannonside Northern Sound that the motion will encourage the government to "recognise the Palestinian people":

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