Free Palestine Derby Demo 14/10/23


Today, I went on the local demo in support of the innocent people of Gaza and against the war crimes Israel is currently carrying out against them:

Israel may be on the verge of a “mass ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians in Gaza in the wake of the bloody Hamas attack, a United Nations expert has warned.

… Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, has warned that Palestinians may be facing another “Nakba”, or forced expulsion from their land.

The Nakba — or “catastrophe” in Arabic — refers to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from the territory during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

“There is a grave danger that what we are witnessing may be a repeat of the 1948 Nakba, and the 1967 Naksa, yet on a larger scale. The international community must do everything to stop this from happening again,” said Ms Albanese in a statement on Saturday.

And she added:  “Israel has already carried out mass ethnic cleansing of Palestinians under the fog of war.

“Again, in the name of self-defence, Israel is seeking to justify what would amount to ethnic cleansing.”

Source: The Independent

Not one person at the Derby rally spoke in support of Hamas, in fact they all condemned their actions. What I heard were people pleading for the people of Gaza to be supported internationally in exactly the same way as the people of Ukraine are.

Where are the Western jet fighters and weapons for this occupied people?

The children and other innocents killed by the criminal attacks of Israel?

Hey, that’s just war. So sad, nothing to be done. Oh well.

I dread to check the news to see what’s happened. Will the Israelis tell people to leave via Rafah and then bomb them? Will it be more white phosphorous?

The only heartening news is that the people of the UK know they’re being lied to about this situation, we know that Palestinians are not seen as humans by our media. Today, I’m proud to have been part of nationwide demonstrations.

If we keep marching and shouting and protesting enough, eventually even our craven politicians will hear us.

Free Palestine!