Over the last week, the world has been shocked and stunned at the killing of hundreds of innocent human beings and thousands injured in Gaza. The people who are now dead were someone’s mother, father, brother, sister or child. Nothing can ever e …

 

A youth holds-up a big Palestinian flag during a protest against the controversial separation wall in Ramallah

Over the last week, the world has been shocked and stunned at the killing of hundreds of innocent human beings and thousands injured in Gaza. The people who are now dead were someone’s mother, father, brother, sister or child. Nothing can ever excuse these atrocities. The conflict shows no signs of abating as Israel continues its incursions into Gaza. The global labour movement has demanded an immediate ceasefire and solidarity rallies have been occurring all around the world.

In Dublin, thousands attended a rally in solidarity with the people of Gaza and you can see exclusive footage of this produced by USi Ireland.

The International Federation of Transport Workers has launched an appeal for aid for the people of Gaza and in a statement strongly condemns military action.  You can support the appeal via this link.

The ITUC supports a ceasefire and has also called for many years for the lifting of the Gaza blockade and the removal of the separation wall as basic steps to end a 60-year conflict:

“It is time to recognise legal rights for Palestinians and to implement the Security Council’s resolutions in this regard, and enable Palestinians to have their independent sovereign state. There is a need for an immediate and energetic international community intervention to stop the bloodshed and move forward for peace and an agreement that respects the legitimacy of international law,” said Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary.

In the UK, the Stop the War Coalition have organised a day of protest on Saturday, 26 July assembling at 12 noon at the Israeli Embassy and then marching to Parliament, for details see here.

Wherever you are in the world, please take the time out to send a message to your elected representative calling for an end to the bloodshed of innocents.


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Mary Mclaughlan