In Gaza over 56 people have already been killed in the past six days of Israel’s most recent offensive against Gaza with no end in sight.
According to reports by Dr. Mona Elfaraa, tanks and armored vehicles have been surrounding the Beit Hanoun hospital for the last six days and preventing medical volunteers and victims of violence from reaching it.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Sunday to press ahead with Israel's offensive in northern Gaza, brushing off international calls to halt the aggression and the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza – inadequate electricity and medicine and dwindling supplies of water, food and other staples.
Today a group of Bay Area activists affiliate with groups including Break the Silence, Break the Siege, ISM, ISO, SUSTAIN, QUIT, Women In Black, Heads Up Collective and MECA stood to show their support for the people of Beit Hanoun and to protest the Israeli aggres-sion against the people of Palestine and the siege of Gaza! They stood insolidarity with the more than two hundred women of Beit Hanoun who were shot at with live ammunition during a nonviolent demonstration on Friday, killing two women, and wounding numerous others.
For photos of the solidarity vigil see photos click here...
For more information: Institute for Middle East Understanding www.imeu.net ; Electronic Inti-fada www.electronicintifada.net ; International Middle East Media Center www.imemc.org ; Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza www.pchrgaza.org ; Palestine News Network www.pnn.ps