Jour: 19 juillet 2014
Pr. Gilbert with a Palestinian child died. D.R.
Norwegian professor Mads Frederick Gilbert is utterly shocked as he checks the corpses of martyrs and the bodies of the wounded as they continuously arrive in the Shifa Hospital in Gaza on the seventh day of the bloody Israeli onslaught on the besieged Strip.
Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care Unit: « This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable… what’s happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide. »
In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.
« Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via x-ray, » Gilbert said, « After a period of time, the injury starts to bleed. »
Gaza National Demonstration Stop the Killing • Stop the Bombing 19 July 2014 • Assemble 12 Noon Downing Street London • March to Israeli Embassy
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Demonstration called by: Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CND, Friends of Al Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, War on Want, Islamic Forum of Europe, Palestinian Forum in Britain
2100 Israeli air strikes, over 2000 rockets fired, and now the ground invasion has started we can expect a sharp escalation. Over 280 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. Over 2000 have been injured and 1800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, « No international pressure will prevent us from striking. »
Gaza resident, Sarah Ali, described on Twitter what this meant as the invasion began: « Israel is literally bombing Gaza from everywhere: air, sea, and land. Terrifying sounds across the Strip. Sound of gunboat shelling is the most horrible. Drones. Apaches & warships. Tanks on the outskirts of east & north Gaza. Families stuck with injuries. This is a war zone. »
Israel’s barbaric bombardment of the most densely populated area on earth must stop now. Barack Obama, David Cameron and UK foreign secretary William Hague’s support for « Israel’s right to defend itself » is nothing less than collusion with war crimes killing women, children and disabled people.
Join this demonstration. Publicise it as widely as you can among your family, friends, in your workplace, college, local community etc. Israel’s crimes against humanity must stop now.