Galway vigil to remember 58 Palestinians killed yesterday

Galway vigil to remember 58 Palestinians killed yesterday

A vigil in solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinian people will be held today in Eyre Square at 6pm.

The vigil was organised following the horror show which took place at the Gaza border yesterday.

Over fifty people, including eight children, were killed by the Israeli Defence Forces as Palestinians protested on the day that the US Embassy in Israel was moved from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Yesterday also marked the day which Jews in the region celebrate as Israeli Independence Day.

One baby died as a result of inhaling tear gas.

The vigil today in Eyre Square also coincides with Nakba Day, the Day of the Catastrophe which remembers the great displacement of Palestinians from their homeland after the occupation began in 1948.

The vigil was organised by Palestine solidarity groups in the city.

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