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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Save the Lebanese Civilians Petition Reply with quote

Dear All; Please go to http://julywar.epetitions.net and sign the Save the Lebanese Civilians Petition and forward this invitation to your friends. Lebanese civilians have been under the constant attack of the state of Israel for several days. The State of Israel, in disregard to international law and the Geneva Convention, is launching a maritime and air siege targeting the entire population of the country. Innocent civilians are being collectively punished in Lebanon by the state of Israel in deliberate acts of terrorism as described in Article 33 of the Geneva Convention. http://julywar.epetitions.net Your Voice Counts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear all,

For those of you who feel affected by the horrific events in Lebanon, there is a candlelight vigil tonight in Parliament Square from 9:00 to 10:30pm, and a demonstration on Saturday at noon (details can be found at the Stop the War Coalition site www.stopwar.org.uk ). If you can go, please do so, obviously in a non-official capacity, especially on Saturday as it should be well attended and publicised.

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> Dear All,
>
> For those of you who've called, emailed and texted, thank you for your
> support and concern.
>
> I don't really know what to say; I am outraged, devastated, disgusted,
> furious, heartbroken. If there was any viable way back into Lebanon I
> would go back. Anything better than being here, horrified, while
> outside the days go on as usual.
>
> My grandmother, aunt and two cousins are now homeless, although they
> themselves are fine. The house my grandmother guarded fiercely
> throughout the civil war that has been flattened, with everything she
> owns inside it.
>
> There are 200 civilians casualties and counting.
> There are 60,000 refugees
> from the South in Beirut sleeping in public parks and schools. They
> have no access to food or medicine. It has been confirmed today that
> the Israelis have been using chemical weapons on the population in the
> South. Nowhere is this being reported. In addition to having destroyed
> all the roads, bridges, ports and the airport - all rebuilt
> painstakingly in the last fifteen years
> - they have also destroyed the main dairy factory of the central
> plains, grain silos, water processing plant, electricity plants,
> petrol stations and phone networks. These are all clearly terrorist
> targets as you know. Only one electricity plant remains. The American
> University Hospital is estimated to run out of power in 12 hours,
> which will leave all the injured without any support. The destruction
> is mounting, and continues with impunity and shameful nonresponse from
> the international community. All this without mentioning the continued
> decimation of Gaza, which has been pushed away from the front pages.
> This is not merely "disproportionate response". This, thisis
> terrorism.
>
> I urge you all to speak out about this. If this escalates, it will
> flare into a regional war, and no one will be safe, not even here.
> There is a candlelight vigil tonight in Parliament Square from 9:00 to
> 10:30pm, and a demonstration on Saturday at noon (details can be found
> at the Stop the War Coalition site http://www.stopwar.org.uk/). If you
> can come, please come, especially on Saturday. Please ask others to
> come, and that they themselves tell others to come.
>
> The coverage on the television stations has been peppered with
> rhetoric and distorts the truth by not reporting on the frightful
> level of destruction.
> On July 13 on the BBC, Maureen Lipman was allowed to say, uncontested,
> that life is not cheap for the Israelis while it is "quite cheap" on
> the other side. This is racism, pure and simple.
>
> I have included a few links to alternate news sources below. I urge
> you to read. We are writers. We fight with words, and knowledge. These
> are the only tools we have.
>
> For those of you whom I've bothered, sorry for taking your time.
> I've had my say.
>
> Stay safe,
>
> Lina
>
> http://www.waronlebanon.blogspot.com/
> http://electronicintifada.net/bytopic/445.shtml
> http://lebanonupdates.blogspot.com/
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