Thank you! Lively interest in Oban Concern for Palestine at Oban Games Day, Argyllshire Gatering

Volunteers at Oban Concern for Palestine stall in Mossfield

Volunteers at Oban Concern for Palestine stall in Mossfield

THANK YOU!
Our volunteers report that Oban Concern for Palestine had a very successful day at the Argyllshire Gathering (Oban Games Day):

R.G.:
Shalom!

An interesting time. I spoke to N. MacL., [who] wrote an article on Palestine published in the Spectator, which he will forward by e-mail. His Iranian wife is a lecturer at SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Also spoke to G.C. of Edinburgh and London, who is going on a fact-finding mission to Gaza in October.
Many concerned individuals.

G.P., founder member:
I don’t think we have ever had on such an occasion so many people keen to come up to us to talk about the dreadful current goings-on. All very encouraging with what we are trying to do.
Money from donations and sold items came to about £205.

Very many thanks for your support!

Takings will go to a charity supporting victims of Israel’s devastating assault on the enclave of Gaza where the Israeli assaults cost the lives of more than 2,100 Palestinians (about 70% of them civilians, including nearly 500 children).

Since Israel’s ground offensive began on 17 July 2014, 65 Israeli soldiers lost their lives (five of them in ‘friendly fire’), as well as six civilians in Israel.

According to Zeenews quoting the UN/UNICEF, 10,224 Palestinians (including 3,106 children) were “injured or maimed”. The OCHA estimates that up to 1,000 of them will have a permanent disability. The number of Palestinians displaced by fighting reached over half a million – some 28% of Gaza’s population of 1.8 million. At least 108,000 will remain displaced in the long term because some 18,000 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by Israeli air strikes and shelling.
At least 244 schools (including 75 belonging to UNRWA and 140 run by the Gaza government) were damaged; 25 schools were entirely destroyed or severely damaged.
51% of Gaza’s hospitals and clinics were damaged, and 27% had to close because of damage or security concerns. Israel’s attacks also caused $40.4 million worth of damage to religious sites and cemeteries in Gaza.

For more details on the vast extent of damage, see
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/gaza-conflict-in-numbers_1462133.html
last updated on 29 August 2014.

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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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