Solidarity with the Gaza Flotilla and request for UN Resolution Compliance by Israel sign now

Israels impunity is a threat to all. In light of the events of the Flotilla, we declare that we condemn Israels unprovoked illegal attack, under cover of darkness and the murder and injury of International Peace Protesters on their ships while they were in international waters.

We call on all international institutions including the EU, UK, USA and other Governments to:-

1) Condemn Israels actions against these International Peace Protesters without reservation.
2) Demand of Israel the release of all activists still detained.
2) Apply whatever pressure is needed to ensure Israel lifts its inhuman and inhumane blockade on the people of Gaza so that food, medicines, building materials and all items deemed by the UN, the Red Cross and Red Crescent to be for peaceful purposes are allowed in.
3) Ensure that Israel adheres to the many UN Resolutions, which have been passed already. These include the immediate cessation of all building work on occupied Palestinian land.
4) To use UN troops as a PEACE KEEPING FORCE to ensure Israel does adhere to these UN resolutions.
5) To insist that Israel pays compensation to the people of Palestine in the West Bank for damage to property done by Israels illegal demolitions of Palestinian Homes and other buildings in the West Bank.
6) To insist that Israel pays compensation to the people of Palestine (Gaza) for damage to property done by the illegal attacks on protected buildings such as schools, hospitals, water and electricity plants, so that a more normal life can be lived by Gaza residents, especially the children (91\% of which suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
7) To insist that Israel allows home the 5-6 million Palestinian refugees who have been homeless and stateless since they were forced to flee from their homes. Currently Israel will not allow them to return.

Until these objectives have been achieved we call on all international institutions including the EU, UK, USA and other Governments and all individuals who care about right, wrong and justice to boycott Israeli goods.

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Even for eyes burnt witnessing human suffering, there is something shocking, something impossible, about watching Israeli soldiers, armed and in gas masks, fast-roping from helicopters onto an aid ship filled with civilians journalists, parliamentarians, human rights activists, mothers, doctors headed to Gaza to break the inhuman siege that keeps 1.5 million people somewhere between life and death.

The Mavi Marmara, carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid, was flying a white flag: a universal symbol of non-violence. It was also flying the Turkish flag, in international waters, giving it status as a sovereign extension of Turkey. Regardless, Israel attacked. For what does Israel fight? Its existence or the continuance of a regime of collective punishment calculated to destroy the Palestinians. Or are these the same thing? Dead: 19. Injured: 60. Who gave the order? Will NATO react to an attack on one of its members?

Simple public murder

The right to exist cannot be asserted through murder. The very acceptance of Israel into the United Nations System was in 1948 conditioned on the former recognising the equal rights of Arabs, in particular the right of return of Palestinians.

Not only has Israel prevented the return of refugees, it took over by force and occupied in 1967 the rest of historic Palestine. From founding until now we have witnessed an unending catalogue of Israeli atrocities. By these countless atrocities, Israel has forfeited any claim to legality it is moreover a state that refuses to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or consider giving up its nuclear weapons.

Gaza is both the worlds largest open-air prison and the 21st centurys undeclared concentration camp. Everybody knows it. The UN knows it. The UK Government knows it. So does the US president.

Tens of thousands of civil servants in countries across the world know it. The siege is a way of sealing the exits, and of slow killing. It is an atrocity on the same level as genocide.

Here every man and woman has a moral duty: inaction is complicity and a betrayal of humanity. All legal rights are with those who attempt to end this situation by whatever means.

The Freedom Flotilla is such an attempt: it is a refusal of inhuman suffering. Its symbolism is more powerful than any navy. As such, it remains what it was as it embarked on its journey: a signal of the collapse of the blockade. Where earlier lone vessels tried to reach Gaza, now they go in groups. More will follow. When a thousand ships set sail, what would Israel do? Some background text from The BRussells Tribunal Committee:
http://brusselstribunal.org

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