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Thursday, 6 March 2008
ISRAEL COMMITTING WAR CRIMES – say MPs and union leaders
OVER 200 people, including MPs and union leaders, took part in an emergency demonstration opposite parliament yesterday, to condemn the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
|Over 200 people took part in yesterday’s emergency demonstration opposite parliament against Israeli massacres of Palestinians
MPs went to Downing Street to deliver a letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, signed by leading actress Emma Thompson, UNITE the union joint general secretary, Tony Woodley, journalist John Pilger and many others, including distinguished lawyers and human rights campaigners.
‘We are horrified at the escalating Israeli attacks on Gaza, the bombardment of the population under siege,’ the letter said, adding that: ‘Since last Wednesday more than 110 Palestinians, including 19 children, one a two-day-old baby, have been killed by the Israel Defence Forces; 63 civilians died in their homes on Saturday 1st March as a result of bombing attacks by the Israeli air force.’
The letter demanded: ‘We are calling for an immediate end to this barbarity by the government of Israel. . . We are calling on the British government and the international community to condemn these actions’.
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn told News Line that ‘Israel’s actions in the past week amount to a war crime’.
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