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News

Friday 2nd March 2018

Categories:
All faiths, Pluralism, Respect, United

Interfaith Forum calls for Government intervention to demand end of mass killing in Syria

Press Statement

Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) expresses its deepest condemnation of the recent and ongoing events which have transpired in Ghouta, Syria.

As well as being subject to a seven–year long civil war, the people of Ghouta have been bombarded with airstrikes by the Syrian Regime forces and its Allies. 

These actions have resulted in the deaths of more than 500 people, with over two–thousand or so wounded. 

In addition to such tactics, planes have struck residential areas in which more than 400,000 people live, destroying more than a dozen hospitals, making it difficult if not impossible to treat the wounded. 

In the spirit of justice and good will, DCIF calls on the Irish Government to take imminent action in seeking an end to such mass killings and to save and protect the lives of innocent civilians in Ghouta and Syria in general. 

Finally, the DCIF asks that all legal efforts be made to address and remedy what is taking place in Ghouta and that the Irish Government and the Irish people generally make representations on behalf of the people of Syria, who continue to suffer horrendously, since the Civil War broke out seven years ago.

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