The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established following the agreed disengagement of the Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights in May 1974, helping to maintain a separation and peace here.
Roger Cole, chair of PANA, has criticised the recent decision of Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin to withdraw Irish troops from the UN peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights in order as he suggests to have the capacity to fulfil his commitment to EU Battlegroups 2024/2025.
‘Will the Minister now explain if he has now abandoned the UN peacekeeping strategy to support EU militarisation, with their ever-expanding weapons industries, and their increasing warmongering strategy.’
Since 1960, 88 members of the Irish Defence Forces have been killed while serving on overseas missions in that honourable struggle for peace.
For more information on this Press Release contact:
Tom Crilly, Communications Officer, PANA,
Tel 0035387 2937558
Roger Cole, Chairperson, PANA,
Tel 0035387 2611597
Padraig Mannion, Irish Language Spokesperson, PANA,
Tel 0035387 6911293
For more information:
The next PANA NEC meeting will take place
on Saturday 25th March 2023 @ 12 – 2pm
In the Irish Labour History Society, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4.
You can view the full list of NEC members on the PANA website, also all affiliated groups should send a representative to this meeting…the meeting is open to all members to attend.
Agenda will include:
Update on activities
Proposed Legal Case
New peace alliance set up by activists in Austria and Hungary
We have a PANA member living in London who wants to establish a PANA branch there. If you have any Irish contacts in London who might be interested please send details to Roger…