Open Letters: End Israel’s siege of Gaza – Vigil in Oban on 19 July 2014

End Israel’s siege of Gaza

On Saturday, 19 July 2014, Oban Concern for Palestine held a 90-minute vigil as tens of thousands up and down the UK and all over the world demanded an end to Israel’s siege of Gaza and occupation of Palestine. Over 150 signatures were added to Open Letters from Oban to the Scottish *) and UK **) governments to demand justice and human rights.

19 July 2014 – Gaza Vigil by Oban Concern for Palestine; Photo F. Usher

19 July 2014 – Gaza Vigil by Oban Concern for Palestine; Photo F. Usher

In 13 days to 20 July, Israel’s assaults on Gaza claimed well over 400 Palestinian lives, at least 76 of them children, and 18 Israeli soldiers; more than 3,000 have been wounded. At least 50,000 Gazans have been made homeless; hospital and other supplies are running out.

Israel has been in breach of international law since 1947. Middle East Monitor notes that, in 13 years to April 2013, Israeli actions killed 1,581 Palestinian children. Every year, some 600 Palestinian children, many as young as 12, are held captive in Israeli prisons, most of them charged with stone throwing.

Add your voice to the Open Letters to Scottish Foreign Minister Humza Yousaf and to UK PM, David Cameron:

*)  See post End Israel’s attacks on Gaza: Open Letter to Mr Humza Yousaf, Scottish Minister for External Affairs …

**) See post Open Letter to David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, to End Israel’s bombing and killing – act to uphold international law

Oban Concern for Palestine welcome new members.
Contact: 01631 563 737 or


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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