Friday, 12 December 2014

FW: 501 Reasons to Stop Arming Israel

From: John Hilary, War on Want []
Sent: 12 December 2014 08:35
To: JONES, Graham
Subject: 501 Reasons to Stop Arming Israel

Dear Graham,

So many of you have generously responded to my communication about the plight of Isam Mustafah Judah, and other Palestinian parents who lost children in the attack on Gaza this year. Thank you!

If you haven't already, you can add your support for our campaign to Stop Arming Israel right now.

501 children were killed in the onslaught - around a quarter of the total deaths during this one period of military escalation. Many more have been injured and traumatised. 

This latest escalation of violence and the resulting horrific humanitarian crisis demonstrates exactly why the UK should not be arming Israel. Please donate now to support our campaign.

Disregarding abundant evidence in UN resolutions and reports by international human rights organisations of Israel's unlawful use of force, the British government continues its collaboration with Israel's military industry.

Despite previous British government statements that it cannot accept Israeli assurances that British arms will not be deployed against Palestinian civilians, the government admitted this year that there are 177 extant military export licences.

Your donation today could help our campaign to prevent the terrible destruction of families like Isam Mustafah Judah's.

If you have already made a donation I would like to thank you for your generous support of our work towards preventing future attacks on the children of Palestine and their families, just like Isam's - pictured here before the attack.

By trading arms with Israel, the British government is sending a clear message of approval for Israel's actions. War on Want is calling for a two-way arms embargo between the UK and Israel.

Please help save children's lives and support our call to Stop Arming Israel – please make your donation right now.

Thank you so much for your support, we couldn't continue to carry out our work without generous people of conscience like you.

With kind regards,

John Hilary

Executive Director

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