Irish member of the European Parliament Claire Daly attacked the European Union for its support for the Israeli occupation government, despite its continuous violations against the Palestinian people.
Representative Daly said during her participation in a session of the European Union, last Wednesday: “Over the course of 5 days earlier this month (last May), Israel attacked and bombed Gaza 323 times, killing 10 civilians and displacing 1,100 people.”
— Clare Daly (@ClareDalyMEP) June 1, 2023
And she continued: “More than 150,000 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have been killed and injured since 2008, including 33,000 children.”
Rep. Daly added: “The European Union stands by while this happens, describing Israel as a friendly country. We build houses and schools in the West Bank, and then the Israelis come and destroy them.”
In blunt language she asserted: “We cannot consider ourselves a principled union while we continue to call Israel a friendly country, we must discuss this.”
On May 15, Daly commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, by tweeting on her Twitter page, saying, “A catastrophe occurred for the Palestinian people … violent beginnings of the Israeli occupation and continuing to this day.”
Today is #NakbaDay. 75 years ago a catastrophe was visited on the Palestinian people – the violent beginnings of Israel’s occupation. It continues today. @vonderleyen recently described these events as a “dream.” That is unacceptable, and must be condemned. #VonDerLies #Nakba https://t.co/KAEKd6KCxk pic.twitter.com/uFZrdyhArm
— Clare Daly (@ClareDalyMEP) May 15, 2023
In March 2022, Daly announced her support for the European citizens’ initiative to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements, and expressed her disappointment over the failure of the European Commission and the European Council to act on this urgent issue, describing Israel as an “apartheid state.”
Who is Claire Daly?
Claire Daly is an Irish politician, born on April 16, 1968. She studied accounting at Dublin City University (DCU).
She started her political career as a member of the “Workers’ Party” and then co-founded the “Militant Labor” party, which was later known as the “Socialist Party”.
In 1999 she was elected to Fingal County Council, a position she held for 12 years, and in 2011 she was elected to Parliament for the Dublin North constituency.
In August 2012, Daly resigned from the Socialist Party, and in 2015 joined her current party, Independents 4 Change.
Since July 2019, she has been a member of the European Parliament, and is known for her stances against the policies of the European Union on several levels.
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