Lobby to call for justice in the Holy Land

 A lobby at the Houses of Parliament will take place today from 2-6pm, at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster to call for justice and peace in the Holy Land. Today is UN Day of Solidarity with Palestinians. People from all over the country will be visiting their MPs asking them to act now to prevent a humanitarian disaster and recognize Palestinian rights and democracy. Christian groups including the Amos Trust; Christian Peacemaker Teams UK; Pax Christi; Quaker Peace and Social Witness; Scottish Episcopal Church's Justice Peace and Creation Network will be among those taking part. Betty Hunter, General Secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign said: "An end to 40 years of occupation and a just settlement is the only way to achieve peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. 1.5 million Palestinians are trapped in Gaza with 87% living below the poverty line and 80% receiving food aid. Patients are dying because they are prevented by the Israeli authorities from leaving Gaza and the UN reports that 91 types of drug previously available in Gaza have completely run out. The Prime Minister must realize that the majority of the British people are appalled by their government's complicity in the continuing flouting of international law by Israel." To download a Pax Christi information pack see: www.paxchristi.org.uk

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