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Quakers in Britain have welcomed the House of Commons’ emphatic support for Palestinian statehood.
The UN Secretary-General has urged all parties to the war in Gaza to address the root causes of the conflict to break the “cycle of building and destroying”.
On UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, Quakers will say that building peace is about tough choices and will challenge the stereotype of peace as the soft option.
Amnesty International says the Israeli authorities’ plan to expropriate nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank as 'outrageous' and illegal and that it must be rescinded immediately.
Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza and expressed hopes for a political process towards a durable peace.
As hostilities in Gaza and Israel resumed after the collapse of the ceasefire earlier this week, Amnesty International has renewed its call on the UK government to suspend all arms export licences for Israel.
The UK Government is being threatened with legal action unless it stops sending arms to Israel and conducts a review of its current arms export licences.
As it announces its half-year figures, the world’s largest security company, G4S, faces growing pressure to end complicity in Israel’s torture and ill-treatment of Palestinians.
The UNHRC has appointed three members to its independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in Israel Palestine.