compiled by Cem Ertür
27 December 2008
Gaza Emergency Protest – Sunday 28 December 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm and Monday 29 December 4.00pm 6.00pm
You may already have seen the carnage being carried out, Guernica style on Gaza, on the pretext of Palestinian rockets being fired on southern Israel.
Yet it was Israel that violated the Gaza ceasefire back in early November, killing six Palestinians and wounding four. These killings are part of Israel¹s ongoing campaign of collective punishment against the 1.5 million residents of the Gaza Strip, which Israel has put under siege since June 2007.
This is precisely Israel’s historic tactic of provoking the Palestinians with assassinations and killings, right through declared ceasefires, and when there is a response, blaming the escalation on, as in this case, Hamas, who are acting in justified self-defence as an occupied people, under international law.The Geneva Convention bans military action that harms civilians, in this case an inevitability since the infrastructure attacked is in the heart of dense city centres, using deadlly F16s, and heavy war machinery against a defenceless population that has been crippled by a strangulating three year siege.This is basically a one-sided war.