UK Terror War Newswire Archive
06-01-2009 23:44bringing you the latest news on student activism in Nottingham and playing music from student bands.
Shortly after darkness fell on Saturday night, January 3, Israel launched a massive land invasion of Gaza involving 9,000-10,000 soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and heavy artillery, engineering and intelligence forces, with the support of Israel’s Air Force, navy, and secret police and spy agencies. The ground invasion came after Israel, for the first time, unleashed an artillery barrage on Gaza, striking a mosque and killing at least 11 people. By the next day, Israeli forces had reportedly cut Gaza in half, “bisecting” it between north and south.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, more than 640 have been killed over eleven days of Israeli attacks on Gaza. More than 2,850 have been killed.
The day commenced with a march from Embankment through Westminster to Trafalgar Square.
Later in the evening there was a larger, more aggressive demo outside the Israeli Embassy near High Street Kensington.
06-01-2009 17:37Updated 18:07
Gaza – Ma’an – Israeli forces killed at least 42 Palestinians at a UN school that was sheltering displaced people in Jabaliya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip late on Tuesday afternoon, medical officials confirmed to Ma’an.
According to initial reports, the school was destroyed, collapsing on top of Palestinians who took shelter inside from the intense bombardment by Israeli air and ground forces.
06-01-2009 16:56Dates and times for Manchester Gaza vigils
06-01-2009 15:58Shortly after darkness fell on Saturday night, January 3, Israel launched a massive land invasion of Gaza involving 9,000-10,000 soldiers, tanks, helicopters, and heavy artillery, engineering and intelligence forces, with the support of Israel’s Air Force, navy, and secret police and spy agencies. The ground invasion came after Israel, for the first time, unleashed an artillery barrage on Gaza, striking a mosque and killing at least 11 people. By the next day, Israeli forces had reportedly cut Gaza in half, “bisecting” it between north and south.
06-01-2009 14:27The memorial tent is the safe place, a space of reflection for people to come together to remember those Gazans murdered during Israel’s horrific attacks on a civilan population.
Political and religious dispute should not prevent us from gathering and simply honouring those who have lost their lives in this collective punishment, Israel’s means of terrifying an entire nation.
To date 531 people have died and 2500 have been severely injured, 40 % of which are children.
But these are just numbers not the lives behind the figures nor all the pain and suffering of those still living, facing starvation and constant assault by air, land and water.
In memory of those lost in this bloody act of genocide we ask you to erect a tent in a central location in your local area and invite all, to sit and remember those people lost to our world.
06-01-2009 07:53Like much of the world, we have spent the last week watching in shock and disgust as Israel continues its assault on the Gaza Strip. With the body count rising and a new tragedy in full bloom, we feel that it is important to speak out as Jewish youth in Canada and to denounce what Israel is doing in our name. The Jewish diaspora is diverse and divided on its positions on the state of Israel's policies. At this juncture in history, as Israel has committed its worst massacre in Gaza since it began its illegal occupation in 1967, we feel that it is crucial that Jews speak out and denounce Israel's actions that amount to no less than war crimes committed by an apartheid state.
As Jewish youth, we are diverse, but we are unified in our solidarity with
our Palestinian brothers and sisters in Gaza.
06-01-2009 00:33Security Document World 2009 Conference and Exhibition - Queen Elizabeth II conference centre London 26-27 March
The Israeli military is reportedly using napalm-like white phosphorus shells in its all-out attack on Gaza, according to the conservative Times of London. The phosphorus in the smoke-emitting shells causes agonizing, unquenchable burns, sometimes searing flesh right down to the bone.
05-01-2009 13:55Just when you thought the attacks on privacy couldn't get worse... If you still need a reason to switch to Linux then read the following extracts from a Sunday Times article:
05-01-2009 11:27Gaza, January 5, 2009 (RAMATTAN) – The Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip provoked cries of alarm worldwide, but Israel won heavyweight US backing and moves for an immediate ceasefire foundered at the United Nations.
05-01-2009 10:26Bethlehem – Ma’an – In response to the urgent call of the UNRWA, the Indian government decided to send 100 million USD in aid to help in provide housing and basic needs to families in Gaza.
05-01-2009 09:20The next NATO defence ministers meeting in Krakow is on 19-20 February 2009.
05-01-2009 08:44A high-ranking Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officer has called for an urgent meeting among rival Palestinian factions to discuss the situation in Gaza.
05-01-2009 08:39Gaza – Ma’an – Bloodshed continued in theGaza Strip as Israel continued fierce land, sea, and air attacks for a tenth consecutive day. Eighteen Palestinians were killed overnight.
The death toll since the beginning of the ground invasion on Saturday rose to 86, and the total death toll since the beginning of Israeli aggression rose to 526 and more than 2450 injured.
05-01-2009 07:461) BRISTOL DEMO - SATURDAY
Bristol responded magnificently with a huge rally and more than five
hundred people marched through the city to express their opposition to the
slaughter in Gaza.
See pics (halfway down page) at
A glimpse of the Bristol demo was included on National Channel 4 news see