Tony Blair - Middle East envoy, where the hell are you ?
Why the uncharacteristic silence ? Why the even more uncharacteristic shyness ?
In the past week 4 Israelis were killed, 3 were soldiers and 1 a civilian, at the same time 120 Palestinians were killed 60 were civilians, I believe that figure of 60 should be much higher because every time the Israelis kill a Palestinian they describe him/her as a terrorist, without proof.
Some people regard these figures as a proper response when it really amounts to a war crime, and Israel threatened worse by saying that Gaza could face a 'holocaust' that emotive word and what it means cannot be underestimated, this is genocide, the kill ratio for 2007 is 40 to 1 in Israel's favour.
Make no mistake, this is state terror by Israel, Britain and most other countries shamefully look on and do nothing.
Gaza is the world's biggest jail it's people are being collectively punished for democratically electing Hammas who have offered a truce which 64% of Israelis now support, Bush doesn't though so the brutality continues.
If Israel abandoned it's illegal occupation and gave refugees displaced by them the right of return the violence would stop, but still they continue the slaughter.
Collective punishment - targeting civilians - cutting water and electricity,
does the state of Israel have no shame ? no mercy ?
Gaza and it's people are desperate, children are now suffering from
malnutrition and the wounded and sick are not receiving treatment, people who can't get specialist care in Gaza are not being allowed to leave. This is Israel today, "The Holy Land" it has to stop, it has to be condemned, write to your MP and MSP to demand a halt.
The memories of those Jews who perished in such dreadful circumstances in WW2 are being besmirched by the behaviour of Israel today. Along with many Jews I find myself asking how, given their past can they treat another people in this way ?
M.A.P.( Medical Aid for Palestinians) is an organisation which is there on the ground in Gaza, they desperately need financial help to buy medical equipment, I have sent a donation and I urge everyone to do the same, send to :-
Medical Aid for Palestinians,
33a Islington Park Street,
London N1 1BR.