Wednesday, July 28, 2010


The boycott of goods from Israeli occupied Palestinian territories continues to gather support and Israeli settlers in the West Bank are calling it “financial terrorism” Chutzpah eh? I urge everyone to do the same and refuse to buy Israeli goods from occupied Palestinian land such as the West Bank. If the goods don’t state “Produce of Palestine" don’t buy them every little helps; join in and help a just cause.

My congratulations and respect goes to The Methodist Church of Great Britain who have voted to boycott all products from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same. This is the result of action by Palestinian Christian groups along with Jewish groups from inside and outside Israel. The world council of churches and most other countries condemn the occupation of Palestine by Israel. This is a case of religious people looking at the Middle East and acting according to their Christian and Jewish beliefs and they bring hope to the region. Read the labels closely it doesn’t take long, do not buy from Israeli settlements on Palestinian land the boycott is beginning to bite let’s make it bigger and more successful.


David Duff said...

Don't buy Israeli goods? Why? The downtrodden, impoverished 'prisoners' in Gaza do:

The newest mall in Gaza City is filled with goods imported from Israel, not smuggled in through tunnels from Egypt.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(David Duff) 08:04
The people of Gaza are forced to do things they do not like but they do them to survive, the boycott is of Israeli goods from occupied Palestinian territory not from the State of Israel.

Boycotting all Israeli goods would only be realistic if Gaza were free; this boycott is a heroic sacrifice by the Palestinian people who believe that any hardship caused will build morale because they are hitting back at the invaders.

I find it inspirational don’t you? The boycott of all Israeli goods is down to us, those of us in the international community who believe in freedom and justice.

Byeck said...

Errr...Terry, have a look at 'the latest mall' in Gaza City...makes the Newcastle Metro Centre look like a slum.

Do you reckon any profits go to help feed the 'prisoners' you bang on about and would these be the same 'prisoners' who shop there?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Byeck) 29/07/10
It’s the life of Reilly in Gaza, of course it is, I’’ let folk read this and make up their own minds.

Anonymous said...

"Terry, have a look at 'the latest mall' in Gaza"

Yes and depite the supposed water shortage, Gaza has manages to open a state of the art Olympic sized swimming pool.

I suppose that they need somewhere to cool off after hours of shopping in their new mall.

Eh no actually they don't as their new mall is fully air conditioned.

Poor things.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Gaza now has one of the highest population densities on earth. About 20% of refugee dwellings are not connected to the sewage system and waste water flows in open channels along roads. Fuel shortages and a lack of spare parts have had a heavy knock-on impact on sewage treatment, waste collection, water supply and medical facilities. (BBC)

The blockade has been criticised as collective punishment by, among other, the United Nations.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has used a trip to Gaza to express his "solidarity" with the people there, who he said struggle under "unacceptable, unsustainable conditions."

You should confine your activities to polishing your Jackboots