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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Gaza Killing Fields

More from Stop the War:

THE GAZA KILLING FIELDS: DEMONSTRATE 10 JANUARY
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: SATURDAY 10 JANUARY
STOP THE MASSACRE : ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA
ASSEMBLE 12.30PM SPEAKERS CORNER,HYDE PARK
(Nearest tube Marble Arch)
Rally & speakers in Hyde park
MARCH TO ISRAELI EMBASSY
High St Kensington,
London W8

Anyone with a shred of humanity who watches the video we feature below will do all they can to join the national demonstration in London this Saturday 10 January, and will encourage everyone they know to be there too. In the video a Norwegian doctor working in a Gaza hospital he calls "Dante's Inferno, hell", describes how Palestinians - particularly the children, who are 50 percent of the population - are dying and suffering horrific injuries for the crime of being civilians living in Gaza. "They cannot flee as other populations can in war time because Israel has them trapped in a cage," he says. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE http://www.stopwar.org.uk/ OR HERE http://tinyurl.com/9d572c Over 600 Palestinians have been killed and over 3000 injured. The numbers are rising sharply following the ground invasion. If Britain with a population of 60 million was Gaza, the proportionate number of deaths would be 24,000, with over 120,000 injured. Israel has also systematically destroyed Gaza's infrastructure. Two thirds of the people have no electricity and 750,000 have no running water. Hospitals are running on emergency generators, which are expected to fail at any moment. There is a desperate shortage of essential medical supplies. Many people are on the brink of starvation because the United Nations, on which 80 percent of the population depends for emergency food, has run out of many supplies and because it is too unsafe to transport what is still available. As the Norwegian doctor in the Gaza hospital says, "This cannot go on. It is an all out war against the civilian population." Please do all you can to communicate the same message as widely as possible and help make Saturday's demonstration the largest ever mounted for Palestine in this country.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
* Get publicity materials from the Stop the War office (postcards) or website (leaflet to download and copy). Distribute them among your friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues, fellow students etc. Encourage them to join the demonstration and spread the word among their own contacts. Order postcards: Telephone 020 7278 6694 Download leaflet: http://tinyurl.com/6svbt7

* There are local Stop the War groups across the country who will be doing all they can this week to mobilise the widest possible support for the demonstration. If you would like to help, contact the Stop the War office to see if there is a group in your area.

* Donate to the Stop the War Emergency Gaza Fund: http://tinyurl.com/3dhzpn

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: SATURDAY 10 JANUARY STOP THE MASSACRE : ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA ASSEMBLE 12.30PM SPEAKERS CORNER,HYDE PARK (Nearest tube Marble Arch) Rally & speakers in Hyde park MARCH TO ISRAELI EMBASSY High St Kensington, London W8

COACHES FROM OUTSIDE LONDON Towns and cities across Britain are organising coaches to bring protestors to London. Details are on the Stop the War website: http://preview.tinyurl.com/8r8s8y If you are organising a coach for your area please email the details to the national Stop the War office: office@stopwar.org.uk

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