Palestine Human Rights Campaign horrifed by death and destruction in GAZA
GAZA – Death and destruction
Israel has begun an aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip which has killed over 200 Palestinians and left hundreds
wounded. Speaking menacingly on Israeli Army radio, military spokesman, Avi Benayahu, said that the massive bombardment
was only a beginning.
The Palestine Human Rights Campaign is horrifed that the people of Gaza are in the front line of what amounts to a war
against the rule of international law, human rights and the Geneva Conventions. This latest, merciless assault on a
defenceless and captive people demonstrates the nature of a state driven by a hateful ideology. Spokesperson Janfrie
Wakim says 'encouraged by largely sycophantic world leaders and corporate news media, Israel is heaping more death and
destruction on a people already suffering under an unprecedented blockade. Israel demonstrating yet again its intention
to continue defying UN Resolutions and international humanitarian law; appeasement will serve only to feed its
Generations of Palestinians have suffered ethnic cleansing, military occupation, brutality and daily cruelties that
range from gross excess to petty spite. "Have people become, so blinded by rhetoric and propaganda, that the difference
between occupation and resistance cannot be seen" she asks?
The PHRC calls upon the NZ government to condemn Israel's human rights violations against the Palestinian people and to
demand a cessation of this military offensive. Israel's persistent unilateral attempts to change by force the situation
of some 1.5 million Palestinians blatantly contravene international humanitarian law and all human rights conventions.
The PHRC urges Aucklanders to join a rally outside the US Embassy, Quay St 4pm Tuesday to protest this slaughter of a
population which, with the unconditional support of the USA, has been under siege by Israel for 18 months.