GAZA, 15 November 2023 – “Today I visited the Gaza Strip to meet with children, their families and UNICEF staff. What I saw and heard was devastating. They have endured repeated bombardment, loss and displacement. Inside the Strip, there is nowhere safe for Gaza’s one million children to turn.
“In Gaza, more than 4,600 children have reportedly been killed, with nearly 9,000 reportedly injured.
Today, I marched alongside hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who want to save the lives of people they’ve never met. The police say 300,000 so I’d say that probably means there was a million of us, judging by how they’ve lied about the last 39 years of marches I’ve been on.
We want an immediate ceasefire, we want Gaza to be fully accessible to every aid agency and we also don’t want those aid workers to be then murdered by Israel because they were “over a Hamas tunnel” or some other utter bullshit used to justify war crimes.
My health is not great and I pretty much fucked it today but I’m so glad I could go and take part. I cannot just sit by, silently while Israel shells more hospitals, murders more civilians and then lies about it with the total complicity of the UK government.
Another weekend, another global wave of protest against the genocide currently being carried out by Israel on Gaza.
And yet more Israel-appeasement from the Western leaders.
NEVER forget the names of the cunts who supported the murder of innocent babies. Never forget the glee of Sunak, Braverman and their ilk, who couldn’t wait to bow and scrape to the murderous, cancerous government of Netanyahu. Apparently, our Tories love Netanyahu more than Israelis themselves do.
Four thousand children butchered by Israel. And our governments do NOTHING.
Never forgive them their war crimes, never forget.
I wasn’t well enough to do the march but I still made it to the demo outside the council house. The feeling was different from the last protest; this felt more desperate, more crucial. I guess because every new morning brings new horrors from Gaza, new atrocities carried out by Israel that are directly politically supported and militarily funded by the US and UK.
The turnout was huge. Again, people are having to take to the streets because they know both our government and the official opposition do not give a flying fuck about the murders being carried out in Palestine. The fact that Starmer gave Israel his full blessing to murder indiscriminately, to carry out the war crime of collective punishment, says it all.
Since coming back home, I’ve taken more painkillers and I still feel like shit because I really should not have gone out. But I can’t do nothing when a population that’s half children is being shelled by US-supplied munitions. I’ll be pissing blood again tomorrow but I’ll be in my safe, warm house. I won’t be living in the shadow of the greatest terrorist force on this planet.
… 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.”
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.
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.