Dublin City Council backs BDS, urges expulsion of Israeli ambassador – Middle East Monitor

Dublin City Councillors yesterday voted to back the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and also urged the Irish government to expel Israel’s ambassador over the recent killings of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.

According to reports, “the Sinn Féin motion was passed at a monthly council meeting as the party’s first Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha prepares to travel to a conference in Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.”

Councillors also passed a motion from People Before Profit Councillor John Lyons “calling on the city council to boycott Hewlett Packard goods and services with the company’s contract with the council due to expire in September”, on the basis that HP is complicit in Israel’s occupation.

via Dublin City Council backs BDS, urges expulsion of Israeli ambassador – Middle East Monitor