One of the ugliest features of the Israel-Palestine conflict is the cynical manipulation of young children by the Palestinian leaderships and armed militias, which is generally not highlighted in the Western media.
We feel it is of the utmost importance that as many people as possible are aware of the realities of what is actually happening on the ground.
Children are being killed or mutilated due to a campaign of indoctrination to commit acts of violence, are being used as human shields and are abused in building terror tunnels.
We urge you to read the attached document, which explains in detail the many situations in which children are subject to horrific practices and are deprived of their right to childhood, enshrined in international human rights law.
Child soldiers in the Middle East – report
This document has been sent to a number of prominent opinion-formers, and we are hoping to circulate it as widely as possible.
The counter-demo against Al Quds Day took place on Sunday. While some gathered in Whitehall to hear speeches and promote their support for Israel, others disrupted the haters’ march, significantly delaying it and leading it along its route with Israeli flags and songs!
Speakers included representatives of the Zionist Federation, the Board of Deputies, North London Friends of Israel and Sussex Friends of Israel. We were delighted to welcome Matthew Offord MP (Hendon) who pledged his support.
Well done to all who came to help at our street stall in Muswell Hill last Saturday. Lots of leaflets given out, interesting conversations and several new contacts signed up.
Well done to all who turned out to protest against the anti-Israel PSC ‘Naqba Day’ demo on Saturday 11th May.
This time from We Believe in Israel
Hamas deliberately fires its rockets from homes, mosques, schools and other civilian sites. The picture shows a rocket launcher mounted on the minaret of a mosque.
At the last count more than 500 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza.
Hamas are doubly war criminals. First because they target Israeli civilians, and second because they deliberately endanger their own civilians.
We pray for the safety of the Israeli people and stand with them in their resistance to terrorism.