(photo: 2014 Dublin protest¬†in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine — Paul ReynoldsRabble.ie)
The IPSC is seeking answers from the bank, which would only say the organization no longer met its ‚Äúrisk appetite.‚ÄĚ
In a statement, the IPSC said the move appeared to be ‚Äúpart of a campaign orchestrated by the Israeli government.‚ÄĚ
According to TheJournal.ie, an Irish news website, the bank has refused to comment about its decision.
Kevin Squires, the IPSC‚Äôs coordinator, told TheJournal.ie that ‚ÄúBank of Ireland‚Äôs silence speaks volumes. Honestly, it‚Äôs hard to not view this as part of a wider campaign which has seen banks close accounts in the UK, Austria and France.‚ÄĚ
Squires said that the campaigning group had sent just $1,350 to Palestine in the last financial year, mostly to buy Palestinian scarves.
Politicians in Ireland have slammed the bank‚Äôs unexplained move.
‚ÄúBank of Ireland should reopen the account, and offer a public explanation as to why this happened in the first place,‚ÄĚ said McDonald.
Activism and BDS Beat, 6 October 2016, the Electronic Intifada
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Edited for American English: chris @ imemc.org
See also:¬†12/22/14 Documentary:¬†Ireland & Palestine¬†(VIDEO)