SINN Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has formally requested that the Mayor of Derry and Strabane Cllr Brian Tierney open a book of condolence for victims of the ongoing violence in Palestine.
The party’s leader on the Council said: “There is widespread anger at the ongoing onslaught against the people of Gaza and attempts to evict Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
“Derry has a long history of solidarity with the people of Palestine having been twinned with the Gazan city of Khan Younis.
“People are eager to show their solidarity so I have requested that the Mayor opens a book of condolences to give people in the city and district an opportunity to pay their respects.
“We call on the international community to make a stand against the Israeli onslaught on the people of Gaza and defend their human rights.
“Israel must be held accountable.”