Mystery as Palestinian flag appears flying on Vinegar Hill
THERE was an unfamiliar sight over the weekend as a Palestinian Flag flew over the windmill at Vinegar Hill. It is unclear who is responsible for flying the flag, however, it can safely be assumed that it was a gesture of solidarity with the people of Palestine in relation to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict over settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.
Perhaps one thing which sparked the sudden grand gesture of support for the Palestinian movement was Israel emerging victorious in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night.
While the song, ‘ Toy’ by Netta, was divisive enough in itself, many commentators pointed out the hypocrisy of Israel being declared winners of a competition that was initially developed to bring countries together in peace. Israeli troops have garnered their fair share of negative media attention over their treatment of Palestinian protesters recently and there is widespread sympathy for the Palestinian cause across Ireland.
Not everyone was happy with the presence of the flag on Vinegar Hill, however, and it was later removed after a couple of days.
The Palestinian flag on Vinegar Hill on Sunday.