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Hundreds join Dublin Gaza protest

By Colin Francis

A fleet of buses took demonstrators from Belfast to Dublin for a mass protest against Israel's actions in Gaza.

Around 250 people boarded buses for the Republic's capital for the march of up to 10,000 who assembled in O'Connell Street before marching to the Israeli Embassy.

Former Irish rugby international Trevor Hogan told demonstrators that the lifting of the illegal siege on Gaza "is not a negotiating demand – it's an obligation".

Mr Hogan criticised the Irish government for not expelling the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

He said: "The illegal siege suffocating the people of Gaza must be lifted.

"If Israel continues to deny these basic human rights then the international community must act to lift the siege and bring justice to Gaza."

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