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The British government responds as a friend of Israel

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17.08.2022

More than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for the UK to review its foreign policy "in light of reports of Israeli apartheid". After obtaining the number of signatures required for consideration, the petition was sent to the British Petitions Committee made up of 11 MPs, from both the government and opposition political parties, a committee that defines itself as completely independent.

The petition, whose signatures were collected very quickly, came during the recent Israeli attack on Gaza that killed 48 martyrs – 17 of them children – and wounded about 360, including at least 151 children, and the attack on the city of Nablus where three of the resistance fighters were assassinated – Ibrahim Nabulsi, Islam Sobh and Hussein Taha. During the Israeli occupation's rabid attack, the besieged hospitals in Gaza received a large number of injuries caused by direct explosions, shrapnel from rockets and falling debris from collapsed buildings. These hospitals mainly suffer from a lack of medication, medical equipment and rehabilitation treatment. They are also in great need for mental health support for those suffering from psychological trauma, either due to their injuries or the loss of loved ones. It is known that more than 40,000 were wounded by the Israeli bombings and attacks during the past four years.

The petitioners based their demand for a review of foreign policy on reports from international human rights organisations that documented the policy of racial discrimination practiced by Israel on a daily basis against Palestinian citizens and the violations they are subjected to as a result of the occupation.

The organisations' recognition of the occupation's racist practices has established what the Palestinians have been living and documenting themselves for years, and it is identical to the practices of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

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The Petitions Committee received the........

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