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Written on January 9, 2009, and categorized as Flip side.
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I am deeply troubled by this news from Gaza, in which the UN reports that Israel repeatedly shelled a house to which more than 100 Palestinians had been evacuated by the Israeli military.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/09/gaza-palestinians-israel-evacuees-zeitoun

The carpet bombing of Rafah on the border with Egypt is more intense than the bombing of London in the WW2. Unlike in London, there are no shelters in Gaza and there is nowhere to escape. Over 40,000 are currently homeless, and the population is suffering from cold, hunger, scarcity of clean water, and almost total lack of medical supplies.

The news blackout which Israel has imposed extends also to the internal protests that many Israelis are making.

The UK Government must act more decisively or it will lose any moral authority it holds.

Please ask that Foreign Secretary Miliband demands that Israel stops the carpet bombing of Gaza and calls them to account immediately for this awful atrocity.

Yours Sincerely,

Dean Whitbread.

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