The latest daily numbers of those killed and injured in Gaza now stands at 280 dead and 900 injured ( 180 seriously) .
Please contact your MP, write letters to the media & donate to the free gaza campaign www.freegaza.com
This brutal attack is taking place on an occupied captive people (Gaza is one of the most densley populated places on earth and there is no where for civilians to escape)
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The Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group, sent two boats to Gaza in August 2008. These were the first international boats to land in the port in 41 years. Since August, four more voyages were successful, taking Parliamentarians, human rights workers, and other dignitaries to witness the effects of Israel's draconian policies on the civilians of Gaza. Today they set sail once again from Cyprus to bring vital medical supplies to Gaza.
On board are four physicians, including Dr. Elena Theoharous, a surgeon and Member of Parliament in Cyprus. Also going are The Hon. Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, and Sami al-Hajj, an Al Jazeera reporter and former detainee at Guantanamo.
Dr Khaled from the Shifa hospital ICU in Gaza City told us on Saturday that the majority of cases are critical shrapnel wounds from Israeli gunboats and helicopters, with an approximate 80% who will not survive.
The medical supply list includes bandages, splints and rubber gloves, items that any medical community should have access to, but, because of Israel's policies of collective punishment, these supplies are not available.
Eliza Ernshire, one of the Free Gaza organizers says, "We have calls for surgeons willing to go into Gaza and work there throughout this crisis. The doctors inside are exhausted and unable to cope with the number of wounded. We will do our best to send in the DIGNITY as often as we can over the next few weeks, bringing in physicians and medical supplies.
Please contact your Local MPs - phone write and ask them what the are doing about the situation in Gaza.
Minister -Foreign and Commonwealth Office
David Miliband-Secretary of State- Foreign
and Commonwealth Office
You can write to the PM at the following address:
10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA
You can fax the Prime
Minister on 020 7925 0918.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel. +972 2 530 3111
The British Embassy in Tel Aviv
+972 3 725 1222
Write to: Ron Prosor, Israeli ambassador to Britain, Embassy of Israel, 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB
British Consulate, Jerusalem
for updates on current situation in Gaza see www.campaignpalestine.org.uk