Israel invaded Gaza on 27 December 2008 after years of direct occupation. 1,434 Palestinians were killed, over 5,000 injured. Israeli has restricted international aid since the invasion and there is a desperate shortage of clean drinking water, food, medical supplies, power, construction and repair materials, and sanitation. Unemployment is over 50% and 80% of the population is dependent on food aid. Population density – 20,000 per square mile – is among the highest in the world.
Come to the vigil – mark the anniversary -support Palestine