Mys­tery as Pales­tinian flag ap­pears fly­ing on Vine­gar Hill

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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