Join us Donate
letter to the Guardian on Gaza
On the 27th and 28th December the Guardian published a letter  from leading MPs, Peers and the Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, calling for the blockade on Gaza to be lifted.
Today, five years on from when Israel’s War on Gaza began, and more than six years on from Israel’s blockade on Gaza, leading Parliamentarians have called for the international community to take effective action to end this dangerous, damaging and counter-productive siege.
We hope you can take a moment over the holiday season, to consider what action you might take to support people in Gaza. Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister calling for Britain to take action and please consider donating to help our campaign for Gaza.
Read the letter sent to the Guardian, in full, below:
Anniversary of the war on Gaza
‘Today marks five years since the Israeli military launched a series of missile and ground attacks on Gaza, which Israel named ‘Operation Cast Lead’. According to the UN, 1,383 Palestinians died as a result. These fatalities include 333 children.
And what of the survivors? For the 1.7 million living in the tiny Gaza Strip, life has become increasingly desperate due to Israel’s ongoing blockade, backed by Egypt, and with no effective challenge from governments around the world. The blockade has brought electricity cuts of 16 hours a day, which means the only street lights visible to people at night have been those from Israel’s nearby towns. The electricity shortages have severely affected almost all essential services, including health, water, sanitation and schooling. With waste plants not operating as a result, Palestinian children have been wading through freezing sewage to attend school.
The terrible floods in Gaza brought the promise of increased electricity supplies for a few weeks, but the international community must demand the electricity supply is constant and permanent.
This blockade has also resulted in unacceptable limits on personal freedom. Most Palestinians are prevented from travelling outside Gaza, an area of 139 sq miles: about the same size, but much more densely populated, as Newcastle.
It is deplorable for us to allow this on-going collective punishment against Palestinians in Gaza. We urge the UK government to take immediate action to bring about an end to the blockade on Gaza.’
Baroness BlackstonePeter Bottomley MPRichard Burden MP

Martin Caton MP

Katy Clark MP

Michael Connarty MP

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Alex Cunningham MP

Lord Dubs

Mark Durkan MPLord DykesJohn Hemming MP

Julian Huppert MP

Lord Hylton

Hugh Lanning, Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Lord JuddCaroline Lucas MPSir Gerald Kaufman MP

George Mudie MP

Grahame Morris MP

Sandra Osborne MP

Lord Phillips of Sudbury

Rt Hon Dame Joan Ruddock MP

Andy Slaughter MP

Baroness Tonge

Yasmin Qureshi MP

David Ward MP

Mike Weir MP

To stay-up-to-date please follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook Twitter