STOP THE WAR COALITION SUMMARY:
"Israel has launched a terror bombing against the people of Gaza, with over 300 hundred dead and many hundreds more injured. Not content after three days of devastating slaughter, the Israeli government promises more barbarity to come. The head of the Israeli military says, "This is only the beginning". The people of Gaza are asking, if this is only the beginning, what will the end look like? (See tinyurl.com/83b7el )
An eye witness describes what happens when the world's fourth most heavily armed nation rains down such devastation on the civilians of the world's most densely populated area:
'People are going through the dead terrified of recognizing a family member among them. The streets are strewn with their bodies, their arms, legs, feet, some with shoes and some without… Hospitals and morgues cannot cope and some of the dead are still lying in the streets with their families gathered around them, kissing their faces, holding on to them. Outside the destroyed buildings old men are kneeling on the floor weeping. Their slim hopes of finding their sons still alive vanished after taking one look at what had become of their office buildings.' (See tinyurl.com/82fuho )
We need to mobilise in the largest possible numbers for the emergency demonstration. Gordon Brown needs to be reminded that Tony Blair's support for Israel's attack on Lebanon in 2006 lead to him being forced from office. The British government must call for the bombing to stop now and for an end to Israel's illegal blockade of Gaza over the past year, which has inflicted near starvation and lack of essential resources on its people."
These are photos of the national emergency demonstration in which I participated in London on the 3 January, called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and many more organisations.
For more information on how to participate visit: www.stopwar.org.uk