On the 6th anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli military in 2008, over 500 hundred people gathered, opposite the Israeli embassy in London, to protest against the continued bombing and blockading of Gaza.
The rally was attended by Baroness Jenny Tonge, Labour MP, Andy Slaughter, Mahmoud Sarsak, a former Palestinian footballer and hunger striker, and Hugh Lanning the chairman of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports.
Hugh Lanning, chairman of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said, ‘No more bombs, no more siege, no more settlements. The world looks on whilst Israel continues its blockades, punishes and steals. It is the time for this to end.’
Baroness Jenny Tonge: ‘We must not forget with everything else going on in the Middle East, the terrible suffering that is going on in Gaza.â
Kamel Hawwash, Vice Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, added: ‘We will not forget the war crimes that were committed against Palestinians in Gaza. The Israeli war criminals should not sleep easy at night, as they will be facing charges at the International Criminal Court.â
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)