Unions call on members to join demo to mark 3year anniversary of attacks in which more than 1000 civilians died


Unite and the PCS are calling on members to support a protest outside the Israeli embassy in London later today, marking the 3 year anniversary of the start of the bombardment of Gaza in which more than 1,000 people were killed.

Palestinian officials reported in the aftermath of the operation – which Israeli said was intended to halt rocket attacks by Islamist militants – that 100,000 people were made homeless and that schools, hospitals, clinics, mosques, water and sewage facilities were amongst the buildings destroyed or severely damaged.

40% of Gaza’s population was left without electricity.

PCS says: “Two years on, Gaza’s infrastructure has still not been repaired due to Israel’s blockade. Families are still living in tents. UN schools are unable to rebuild as Israel stops concrete and building supplies getting in.

“Join us to send a clear message – the siege on Gaza must end.”

There were several protests outside the London embassy during the course of the 3-week bombardment, which also triggered controversy in the UK over the BBC’s refusal to broadcast a fund-raising appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Today’s protest is due to begin at 1pm outside the embassy building on Kensington High Street.

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