Tuesday 11 May 2021
Britain should halt the sale of our British arms to Israel and unequivocally condemn Israeli abuses and provocations.
I have written to my MP today and urge readers to write to their MPs. See my separate post to read what I said to him.
Last night’s airstrikes
Air strikes by Israeli jets on Gaza last night are reported to have killed 24 people including at least 9 children. The air strikes follow several days of attacks by Israeli police and settlers on Palestinians in Jerusalem, injuring over 300 people. Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Palestinian homes fired on by Israeli jets
Regrettably Palestinians have retaliated with a barrage of their primitive rockets fired into Israel, killing 5 people.
From the Christian Aid website
Today, as Palestinians continue to experience exile, blockade, relentless spikes in violence and huge increases in land dispossession, we work with Palestinian and Israeli partners to protect human rights and promote resilience for Palestinian communities and civil society.
All our work aims to support the foundations for a just, lasting peace for all. We work on protecting human rights. Our partners work to challenge discriminatory laws, practices and decisions affecting Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, and Palestinian citizens of Israel.
From Al Jazeera website 11 May 2021
Arab League chief, Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned deadly Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as “indiscriminate and irresponsible” and said Israel had provoked an earlier increase in violence by its actions in Jerusalem.
The violence began after Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday for a third consecutive day, firing rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshippers inside Islam’s third holiest site in the final days of the holy month of Ramadan.
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