Labour speaks up.

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments
Categories: discrimination, equality, human rights, International, israel, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, news, Politics, Propaganda, useless - Tags: , ,

The killing and wounding of yet more unarmed Palestinian protesters yesterday by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage.

The majority of the people of the Gaza Strip are stateless refugees, subject to a decade-long blockade and the denial of basic human and political rights.

More than two thirds are reliant on humanitarian assistance, with limited access to the most basic amenities, such as water and electricity.

They have a right to protest against their appalling conditions and the continuing blockade and occupation of Palestinian land, and in support of their right to return to their homes and their right to self-determination.

Firing live ammunition into crowds of unarmed civilians is illegal and inhumane and cannot be tolerated.

The silence from international powers with the responsibility of bringing a just settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict must end.

The UK Government must support the UN secretary-general’s call for an independent international inquiry into the killing of protesters in Gaza and review the sale of arms that could be used in violation of international law.

(Jeremy Corbyn)

Sadly (and I’m sure Jeremy Corbyn is well aware of this) living Palestinians have no role to play in the political ambitions of powerful international actors in the west. So as far as “newsworthiness” goes, when they are killed, their status as irrelevances is merely confirmed. And there’s certainly not much to report about people when, on top of being irrelevant, they are also inconvenient presences that beggar searching and difficult questions over why that’s the case, and the scope, depth and breadth of what and who sits behind their discarded and invisible ‘non-status’ on the international stage of humanity.

5 comments on “Labour speaks up.”

  1. andrew murray 1

    Good on you for writing on this Bill.
    I for one am tired of politics/diplomacy being a matter of interest, not ethics. This action spells out so clearly just how morally shabby the western alliance is. It’s way past time for us all to refuse to take part in the demonisation of Russia/China etc and focus on our own shameful actions.

  2. Sadly nothing will change for Palestine until America has a President with the guts to stand up to Israel.

    The situation of Palestine is desperate.

    But Israel has so much power within the USA, I cant see anything changing soon.
    Both the USA and Israel are politically and militarily immoral and are a blight on the world.

    • timeforacupoftea 2.1

      Yes.
      Back to your tents Palestine’s.
      We will send Davidson over,
      The Israelis will listen and back off when they hear the mouth from the South Pacific.

  3. spikeyboy 3

    Good on Jeremy for speaking out. Its beyond belief that unarmed peaceful protesters can be shot dead and no western governments are up for speaking out let alone condemning and threatening retaliatory action against Israel. The moral vacuum of Western governments on show once again.

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