YWCA of Palestine issues action alert on GazaWritten by the YWCA of Palestine
November 20, 2012
Stop the Aggression over Gaza
At the end of the year 2008, Israel hit the Gaza Strip with the most vicious and deadliest air strikes since 1967. While the world was celebrating Christmas and New Year 2009, the few media outlets that were able to cover the news in Gaza were keeping a record of hundreds of innocent civilians that were killed, and the thousands who were injured or became homeless, pushing Gaza further into a more serious state
Four years ago, when Israel attacked the disarmed innocent civilians of Gaza, the outcome was a protracted siege and clear impunity from the international community for war crimes. Even well documented infractions such as white phosphorus dumped onto a United Nations school never received any sort of meaningful accountability. The siege on Gaza has remained in what is now one of the most densely populated regions in the world (over 4,500 people per sq.km.) There is a population of about 1.6 million in Gaza today under the full control of a system that has blocked the access of movement and all aspects of life.
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