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

Open Letter to the Rt Hon David Cameron, UK Prime Minister

At a Vigil in Oban on Saturday, 19 July 2014, some t0 people signed the following Open Letter.
Do feel free to add your voice: copy/paste the letter below and send it immediately to
The Rt Hon David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, 
10 Downing Street, 
London
, SW1A 2AA – E-mail: camerond@ parliament. uk [remove spaces before e-mailing].
Please copy Oban Concern for Palestine: obanconcern4palestine@ gmail. com [remove spaces before e-mailing]

 

Open Letter to the Rt Hon David Cameron, UK Prime Minister
10 Downing Street, 
London
, SW1A 2AA

 

19 July 2014

 

Dear Mr Cameron

Please take urgent action to end Israel’s bombing and killing of Palestinians,
and act to uphold international law and justice for all.

We are horrified that yet more bombing raids are targeting 1.7 million Palestinians trapped under siege in Gaza, and shocked at the wave of racism and violence directed against Palestinians.

Following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, Israeli leaders incited racism and hatred. Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for revenge, described Palestinians as ‘human animals’.

For decades, successive Israeli governments have violated international law
and Palestinian human rights with impunity. The result has been death and destruction on a massive scale. It is time for justice.

We therefore urge you to:-

– tell the Israeli leaders, using the full authority and influence of the UK Government, that they must end this military assault, and the incitement of racial hatred and violence.

– impose sanctions upon Israel until it upholds international law**) and ends its illegal occupation, settlements and colonisation.

– promote and protect the rights that Palestinians are entitled to under international law. This means protection from Israel’s war crimes and human rights violations,
and also supporting Palestine’s application to join the International Criminal Court.

Thanking you, in the name of Justice and Peace.

 

*) BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

**) Collective punishment is a war crime according to Art. 33 of the 4th Geneva Convention ratified in 1949, to which Israel is a signatory.

 

Oban Concern for Palestine is grateful to PSC – Palestine Solidarity Campaign – for providing the basis for this Open Letter.

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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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