Wednesday, January 23, 2008

WANTED: medical professionals/students in protest of the Israeli Siege on Gaza

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WANTED: medical professionals/ students in protest of the Israeli Siege on Gaza

please attend - if you work or study in the medical field (or know anyone who does), please attend with your white coats to highlight the medical crisis in Gaza due to the Israeli Siege and border closures. there will be a document to be signed by medical professionals, for more information contact - info@palestinecampa ign.org

End the Siege on Gaza

International Day of Action

Saturday 26th January

4-6pm

Opposite No10 Downing Street

Whitehall, London

The protest this Saturday will aim to highlight the growing issues surrounding the Israeli Siege on Gaza. Over 65 Palestinians have died as a direct result of Israel�s prevention of access to medical treatment. In the past few days, border closures amounted to electricity cuts which has affected hospitals in particular.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon expressed particular concern, in a statement issued later on Friday through his spokesperson, about the "decision by Israel to close the crossing points in between Gaza and Israel used for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Such action cuts off the population from much-needed fuel supplies used to pump water and generate electricity to homes and hospitals".

The UN Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied territories, John Dugard, also issued a much sharper statement on Friday, saying that Israel must have foreseen the loss of life and injury to many nearby civilians when it targeted the Ministry of Interior building in Gaza City.

This, and the killings of other Palestinians during the week, plus the closures, "raise very serious questions about Israel's respect for international law and its Commitment to the peace process", Dugard said. He said it violates the strict prohibition on collective punishment contained in the Fourth Geneva Convention, and one of the basic principles of international humanitarian law: that military action must distinguish between military targets and civilian targets."






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