In memory of Jo Cox MP

Dear All

Like MAP – Medical Aid for Palestinians – and Scottish Friends of Palestine, Oban Concern for Palestine would like to remember Jo Cox MP, who was viciously murdered on 16 June 2016 while holding a constituency surgery. She had been an MP for just 13 months. By all accounts, she was a highly talented, warm-hearted, generous MP, well respected right across the political spectrum.
It will take time to make sense of this tragic loss of a wife and mother of two young children. Our hearts go out to her family and to all who knew and loved her.

MAP wrote  in an e-circular dated 17 June 2016:

‘Jo frequently spoke out in Parliament on issues in Palestine and previously worked on and in Palestine with Oxfam. Here is just one contribution, from her intervention on Gaza made last year:

“The facts are clear: only one home has been rebuilt in the past year, since the bombing, and the projections are that it will take hundreds of years to rebuild at the current rate. There is a need for materials to get into Gaza so that people can rebuild their lives.”‘

Also on 17 June 2016, Scottish Friends of Palestine wrote:

Scottish Friends of Palestine have paid tribute  to Jo Cox the MP who lost her life in a vicious attack in her constituency yesterday.
Arthur West chair of Scottish Friends of Palestine said-
By all accounts she was a first class constituency MP who tirelessly worked on behalf of her constituents.
However she was also someone who worked creatively and effectively on a number of international issues.
Mr West said that Scottish Friends of Palestine were particularly grateful  for her support of the Palestinian people.
Mr West said-
She was a member of Labour Friends of Palestine and spoke out very clearly about the Palestinian struggle for peace and justice. She will be sadly missed.

May we suggest you remember Jo Cox by making a donation to MAP (use this link). Thank you – in the name of Justice and Peace.

 

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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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