Break the Siege of Gaza

CJPP condemns the 10 year Israeli land, sea and air blockade of Gaza. The situation in Gaza is untenable as documented by UNRWA, the United National Relief Works Agency, which has provided assistance to Palestinians in Gaza since the Nakba in 1948 when tens of thousands of Palestinians fled there as refugees from their homelands which were taken by Israel

 CONTACT AUSTRALIA’S FOREIGN MINISTER JULIE BISHOP
Tell her why the Australian Government must call for an immediate
end to the siege of Gaza which Israel has maintained for over 10 years
during which time it has attacked Gazan civilians in a horrendous way,
killing thousands of innocent people indiscriminately.  The siege means
that supplies of food and materials are all controlled by Israel as well as
all movement into and out of Gaza. This siege stops Palestinians from
Gaza participating in Palestinian community in East Jerusalem and the
West Bank and visa versa.

According to UNRWAThe Gaza Strip is a war-ravaged, poverty-stricken area, locked into 365 square kilometers and living under a tight illegal blockade on land, air and sea, which entered its tenth year in June 2016. The blockade, in addition to recurrent armed violence and conflict, today remains the principle causes of the socio-economic and psycho-social crisis in Gaza. The restrictions on movement of people and goods continue to collectively punish the civilian population, affecting every aspect of life in Gaza, undermining the local economy and threatening the enjoyment of most human rights, in clear violation of Israels legal obligations under international law. In addition, since restrictions have been imposed by the Egyptian authorities from June 2013 onwards, also the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt remains closed except for a few days per year.

UN Special Rapporteur alarmed by devastating impact of Gaza conflict on Palestinian civilians.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY GROUPS

The Free Gaza Movement
The European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza
Witness Gaza
Free Gaza Australia

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RESOURCES

“The Goldstone Report” – Report of the Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council, 29 Septebmer 2009. [United Nations]

“The Palmer Report” – Report of the Secretary-Generals Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident, presented 2 September 2011. [United Nations]

The Gaza Blockade – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) [United Nations]

“The Gaza Cheat Sheet” – Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement [Israel]

PCHR Gaza – Palestinian Center for Human Rights [Palestine]

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Previous CJPP FREE GAZA CAMPAIGN PAGES

Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 2011
Gaza “Flytilla” 2011