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Quakers in Britain have called on the UK Government to recognise Palestine as a nation state; for a comprehensive arms embargo on all sides and an end to the blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine.
Israel’s measures to ‘ease’ the illegal blockade of Gaza in the face of significant international pressure have done little to change the plight of Gaza’s civilians, say agencies.
Thousands of participants in the four-day Greenbelt Christian arts festival in Cheltenham have been reminded about the plight of blockaded Gaza.
Eighteen leading NGOs have called on the European Union to press for Israel's blockade on Gaza to be lifted. The call comes ahead of a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.