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9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments
Categories: discrimination, equality, human rights, International, israel, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, news, Politics, Propaganda, useless - Tags: Media, palestine, protest
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.
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.