Remembering the children of Gaza, in London


10 July 2015  

  Image from Cris @santippe1
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign together with other supporting organisations held a vigil to remember Israel’s terrorist attack on Gaza last summer (so called ‘operation protective edge’h which lasted for 52 days. 

Hugh Lanning, Chair of PSC opens the vigil

Rather than speeches, we read the names of many of the 2400 martyrs including the over 500 children. It took over 90 minutes to read about half the names. This was a truly moving experience especially as this took place opposite 10 Downing Street. Last summer, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Israel had a right to self defence, but an occupying state has no entitlement to self defence against the people it illegally occupies. It is the aggressor.

Nada B reads some of the names to a respectful audience

We then laid flowers to remember them. They weren’t all Muslims.

We will continue to work for justice for the victims and accountability for the Israeli war criminals that snuffed their lives, many in their homes.

Ziad Elaloul, Chair of the Palestinian Forum in Britain reads some of the names.

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