Israel is attempting to change the narrative and trick the world into thinking that it is under attack and it is acting out of defence. Nothing could be further from the truth. The air, land and sea around Gaza is controlled by Israel. Gaza has been under siege since 2006. It is the largest open air prison in the world and one of the most densely populated. The crimes of Israel should not go unnoticed.
The statement by Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, that Hamas is responsible for the escalation is both irresponsible and inaccurate. Britain should stop supporting the crimes of Israel and stand with the majority of the British public that are fed up with Apartheid Israel’s incessant and indiscriminate attacks on the Palestinian people.
Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said, “Israel is guilty of state terrorism and when the British Foreign Secretary does not condemn Israel’s crimes then he is guilty of a dereliction of duty.”
Notes to editors
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2) IHRC has called an emergency vigil outside the Israeli embassy today at 14:00 please see https://www.ihrc.org.uk/events/10327-event-alert-emergency-vigil-called-outside-israeli-embassy-