Category - gaza

  • 30 Dec 2008

    The Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) group has called for an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza, and also to Hamas rocket attacks, citing Jewish teaching on mercy and proportionality in self-defence.

  • 30 Dec 2008

    World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has condemned "the violence against Gaza" and called on "governments in the region and abroad" to seek the protection of "those who are at risk [...] on both sides of the border".

  • 29 Dec 2008

    In light of the escalating conflict in Gaza, the Methodist Church is calling for international pressure on both Israel and Hamas to bring an end to the violence.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    Vigils are being organised in London this weekend to protest the Israeli military strikes in Gaza today, which have killed around 200 people and injured scores more.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

  • 15 Nov 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has urged for Gaza border crossings to be kept open so that emergency food aid can reach people in need.

  • 6 Nov 2008

    British Parliamentarians are to lead a voyage on a 'peace ship' which will breach the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. The boat - the 20 foot SS Dignity - leaves on Friday, and will travel from Larnaca to Gaza.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    Human rights activist and journalist Lauren Booth has been trapped illegally in the Gaza strip as a result of a legal campaign calling for an end to the Israeli government blockade there, say Palestinian activists.

  • 27 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will enter Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinian by Israeli shells in November 2006.