Petition to UN: End the blockade, don’t perpetuate it

9 Oct


On the eve of the international donors meeting in Cairo on Sunday, ‘New Generations’ has launched an on-line petition to be delivered to UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry. The petition reads: ‘UN rebuilding plan must not include Israeli spying on Palestinians in Gaza because they need to buy building materials.’

Preamble: ‘The UK’s Guardian newspaper writes, “The UN’s Robert Serry has reportedly negotiated a deal in which a high-level steering team will oversee monitoring (of the Gaza reconstruction process, following the destructive, 50-day Israeli assault). Of five overarching priorities listed, the first is to satisfy Israeli security concerns. While there have been international calls for a full lifting of the Israeli blockade…the new regime would instead put Gaza under even tighter controls.” [See full Guardian report posted on on 6 October 2014. Ed]

In fact, just to obtain building materials, Gazan homeowners would be required to register in a database that would be available to Israeli intelligence agencies. That is NOT what the people of Gaza want — aid at the cost of their human rights. A blockade is considered an act of aggression by the International Criminal Court. if the UN is complicit, it will violate its charter to “suppress acts of aggression or other breaches of peace.” Don’t betray the Palestinians!’

Link to on-line petition:

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