Thursday, April 05, 2018

Yes, I care

Long-time readers of the blog may have been wondering if I no longer care about the besieged people in Gaza, and the oppressed Palestinians in the West Bank.

No. Nothing has changed either in the situation out there, or in my heart. The Israelis continue to destroy Bedouin villages to build Israeli settlements that are illegal under international law. And they destroy structures such as mobile classrooms and solar panels donated to Palestinians by EU countries. The people of Gaza continue to suffer hugely under the siege, short of power, short of clean water, and with their hospitals scandalously under resourced.

And then there was what happened last week.

I urge you to read the whole article that was in the Washington Post this week. Click here

18 Palestinian protesters were shot dead, and hundreds more were injured. The crime: protesting within their own border. Israel has refused to allow an independent UN investigation. They say everything was in order.

If you have the stomach for it, please write to our ludicrous Foreign Secretary and ask that the UK express criticism of Israel over their actions, and if you are in London on Saturday, there is a national demonstration to protest Israel's actions. 

Saturday 7th April, 1 PM - 3 PM
Downing Street, London, SW1A 2, United Kingdom


marmee said...

I find myself hardly able to talk about this or think about it and while this new horror was ongoing there is also the matter of the african asylum seekers imminently to be forcibly deported by israel. Why can almost no one see the grim irony in this situation? A nation who founded itself because they sought to have a place they could not be turned away from acting in this manner . There is so much wrong in how the state of israel is acting on this and other matters and they do so with impunity.

Sue Hepworth said...

You and I are of one mind, Marmee. It's beyond awful.