I wish you to bring these facts in front of Mr Hunt on behalf of Susan and myself, the Palestinian people who have no voice, and to reverse the ‘vortex of ever increasing violence in our world’. Canterbury, NZ where I worked, and homicide with knives etc are symbolic.
HMGs of several colours have helped this descent towards hell.
It was last year that the centenary of the Balfour ‘Declaration’ was celebrated here, all 110 words – attached. We will not discuss its legality nor morality, nor how Christ might have judged it. Oppression of the native people was already well underway. Ethnic cleansing reached a peak in Plan Dalet, in 1948, when about 100,000 Palestinians were slayed, and 800,000, two thirds of the population, were driven by force of arms and terror (1 – an example Deir Yassin – no memorial there) from their homes and their land, and thus their living. Most fled to Gaza, the resident population of which was 60,000. Now 2 million – median age 17.
Statehood of the nascent ‘Israel’ depended on UN Resolution 194 (III) (2) – …..“refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, …”. Returning men were shot. But the Jewish State as it is now called, was treated as a state, albeit a de facto one. The latter fact is hardly ever mentioned.
What happened at Deir Yassin, and at least twenty other massacres then, has been repeated many times. Those times include Qibya, Sabra and Shatila (several thousand killed by the ‘Christian’ Phalange whilst Sharon watched, and with the bellies of women slashed open), and the repeated killing, and the most cruel bombing and collective punishment of 2 million souls in Gaza. I have been to Gaza 10 times. I know the people and I know their great suffering. I have stood at the graves of over 3000, largely British soldiers, in the immaculately kept Commonwealth War grave in Gaza. Many died in the ‘Second Battle of Gaza’ on the 2nd of November 1917. This was the day, ironically,