Oban, Sat 19 Jul 2014: Vigil in protest against Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians

Dear All

Please join us!

Oban Concern for Palestine are holding a
Vigil in Protest against Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians

with petitions to the UK and Scottish governments.

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 11:30-12:30
Oban Station Square, Clock Tower

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Justice and Peace!

PS: See below MAP call for donations

 

URGENT APPEAL
urgent appeal
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Gaza Emergency Appeal

Israel is attacking Gaza from air, land and sea.

In 36 hours alone they dropped 400 tonnes of explosives on an area the size of the Isle of Wight. This area is home to 1.7m Palestinians. Half of them are children.

‘My little sister was crying when they bombed our neighbour’s house. I have seen the ambulance that carried the injured. There were children. My little sister is very scared. She asked my mother if we will die.’ Rania, 11, Gaza

  • Hospitals, medical centres and ambulances have been hit. Medical staff have been injured.
  • The casualties are rising and many are children. Already more than 120 Palestinians have been killed and hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed by hundreds of wounded
  • Gaza hospitals are in crisis and asking for help. Nearly a third of essential medical supplies are at zero stock and fuel reserves are running out
  • The Israeli Government has stated that it is prepared to intensify its attacks. Without an immediate and complete ceasefire many more Palestinians lives will be lost or damaged forever.

We urgently need your donation today to get desperately needed medical supplies to the people of Gaza. Please give whatever you can afford NOW

  • £50 to help pay for hygiene kits, containing soap, bandages and antiseptic cream.
  • £100 to help buy emergency medical supplies, such as antibiotics, anaesthetics, surgical gauze and gloves.
  • £250 to help pay for specialist treatment for a child with serious burns injuries.

HOW TO DONATE:

Online – click here
PHONE: 020 7226 4114
MOBILE: Text ‘GAZA10 £10’ to 70070 to donate £10 now*
(*This will donate £10 and will be added to your phone bill)

The MAP promise: We promise to use your donation to support the medical and health needs of the Palestinian people, wherever the need is greatest.

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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One Response to Oban, Sat 19 Jul 2014: Vigil in protest against Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians

  1. Margret says:

    Other Voice – Israelis for a civilian solution in the region – know that ‘for too long, the Gaza-Sderot region has known war and despair. Other Voice – a grassroots volunteer initiative comprised of citizens from the communities bordering the Gaza border – knows that our violent reality can and must be altered.’

    They have launched this urgent petition:

    BRING AN END TO THE VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND GAZA

    Israeli government, Palestinian government and governments around the world –
    Citizens from all around the world call for an immediate end to the mutual violence!

    Over the past few weeks violence has been escalating again in the region. Israel air raids in Gaza and rockets fired from Gaza into civilian populations in Israel, kill, maim, traumatize and devastate the innocent populations on both sides of the border.

    This reality has been going for years, and it is unbearable and inhumane! We deserve to live normal secure and hopeful lives. This is all we ask!

    We call upon the Israeli and Palestinian governments to end this violence once and for all. Find ways to sit down and talk, end the attacks and the siege on Gaza, and stop playing with our lives.

    We call upon world governments to put pressure on our governments to end this insanity and encourage our governments to finally make the bold move of bringing stability and quiet to the region.

    GO TO WWW. OTHERVOICE. ORG TO SIGN THE PETITION. DO IT NOW, PLEASE!

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