Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Don’t look away

How to blog about domestic life when the UN Security Council finally calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, and the Israelis ignore it and bomb a house in central Gaza killing yet more children.

There is a piece in the Guardian today asking us to keep looking at Gaza news and to keep reminding ourselves that this is not normal: that the war on Gaza has resulted in the biggest cohort of paediatric amputees in history, and that if nothing changes, Gaza will have the most intense famine since WW2.

It’s natural - and I do it myself - to protect ourselves from crippling sorrow at the plight of people in Gaza by avoiding the news. But let us not, in protecting ourselves from despair, forget to act - to protest to our representatives by writing and marching; to insist they give Israel no more support either moral or in terms of weaponry; to give to aid charities working in Gaza; to boycott Israeli goods as we did South African ones. 

The UN Security Council resolution is international law and Israel are sticking their finger up at everyone else in the world. 

Things are not OK.

Please do what you can. 

UNICEF appeal for GAZA here.

Medical Aid for Palestinians appeal is here

Boycott Divestment Sanctions here.

British Foreign Secretary email address here.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign National Demo on Easter Saturday here.


marmee said...

They are us. That is always always true. So are we the aggressor or the victim? Don't look away from either.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding us to be brave and remember others. LRH

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you for your comments, friends.