(photo: 2014 Dublin protestÂ 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 â€śrisk appetite.â€ť
In a statement, the IPSC said the move appeared to be â€śpart of a campaign orchestrated by the Israeli government.â€ť
According to TheJournal.ie, an Irish news website, the bank has refused to comment about its decision.
Kevin Squires, the IPSCâ€™s coordinator, told TheJournal.ie that â€śBank of Irelandâ€™s silence speaks volumes. Honestly, itâ€™s hard to not view this as part of a wider campaign which has seen banks close accounts in the UK, Austria and France.â€ť
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 bankâ€™s unexplained move.
â€śBank of Ireland should reopen the account, and offer a public explanation as to why this happened in the first place,â€ť 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:Â 12/22/14 Documentary:Â Ireland & PalestineÂ (VIDEO)