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Gaza protests planned for 9 August printable version
02 Aug 2014: posted by the editor - Events, United Kingdom
The Stop War Coalition has called for a national demonstration on August 9, to coincide with an international day of protests against Israel, and solidarity with the people of Gaza.
"We expect at least 100,000 people at the demonstration on August 9," Ian Chamberlain, spokesperson for Stop War Coalition, told The Hindu.
"Israel’s bombing of 1.8 million Palestinians living under occupation is producing public anger. And the response of the British government has been pretty appalling. David Cameron condemns the killings of three Israeli boys but is absolutely silent on over 1500 Palestinians killed by the Israelis. The UK sells arms worth £ 8 million to Israel. Diplomatic support is the reason for the continuation of Israel’s occupation of Gaza," he said.
A YouGov poll conducted on July 27 showed that 62 percent of British adults believe that Israel is guilty of war crimes.
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