STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
END THE ARMS TRADE WITH ISRAEL – SANCTIONS NOW!
Date: Saturday 26 July
Assemble outside the Israeli embassy at midday (High Street Kensington, London)
For a march to Parliament
Rally at Parliament at 2.30pm
Stop the massacre
More than 600 Palestinians have been killed and more than 3,000 injured since 7 July, when the Israeli army launched its military operation on Gaza. On 20 July alone, Israeli troops massacred 67 Palestinians in the Shejaiya district east of Gaza City.
The UK government is refusing to act to end the slaughter, and respect Palestinian lives. The new Foreign Secretary said “Israel has the right to defend itself”. Israel is not defending itself: this attack on Gaza is simply the latest stage in a long, brutal, illegal, military occupation. We demand that the British government calls for an immediate end of Israel’s action – which is fundamentally based on the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.
Israel is in violation of international law with its attack on the civilian population. The UK should be making clear that unless Israel ends this bloody campaign it will move to impose sanctions, in particular that it will not buy or supply military equipment that has or could be used or tested as part of its illegal occupation or as part of the collective punishment of the Palestinian people. As part of our campaign we should target firms which are complicit with Israel’s war industry.
End the arms trade with Israel – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
Some of the munitions Israel is currently deploying may not be specifically prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B’Tselem, “rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved”
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