The INMO as an affiliate organisation of ICTU, reiterates the issues raised in ICTU’s statement on Tuesday on the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine.
In addition the INMO General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha said:
“The INMO unequivocally condemns the scenes in Israel and Palestine that have occurred in the last week. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those who are suffering because of the ongoing conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
“Our fellow healthcare workers in Gaza need immediate international intervention and assistance as they desperately try to provide life-saving care in an impossible situation.
“We are urging the Irish Government to use their influence to ensure that the key asks of the World Health Organisation are listened to.
“With our colleagues in the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, we are seeking an urgent meeting with the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin.”
Karen McGowan, President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said:
“We echo the WHO’s call for hostages to be released and for them to receive medical treatment. Life-saving supplies should be provided to healthcare workers urgently. The support to those that provide care in a humanitarian crisis should never be conditional.”