A ‘family event’ to commemorate the lives of 66 Palestinian children killed in 11 days of bombing by Israeli forces in Gaza this year will be held on Saturday at 2pm, in front of the Grand Parade Library.
The aim of the event, organised by Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign, is to mourn the killing of these children in solidarity with the families of Palestine.
There will be a variety of child-centred events; a simple ceremony where flowers are dropped into the River Lee from the footbridge connecting Grand Parade to Sullivan’s Quay. The names and ages of the children will be read out, by a Palestinian living in Cork City.
At least 66 children were killed in Gaza, many more have been injured.
The Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign, (CPSC) now in its twentieth year, has been the rallying point for people in Cork city and county, who are concerned about Palestinian human rights.
CPSC said it wants to draw attention to the ongoing violence by Israel towards Palestine.
A CPSC spokesperson said: “It is ridiculous that it can be ‘business-as-usual’ with a country such as Israel that has literally imprisoned 2 million people in the densely packed strip of land that is Gaza. There are 1 million children living in Gaza."