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Anniversary of Gaza bombings coincides with day Moses freed the Jews

Scots Muslims and Jews will come together this week in a show of unity to mark one year on since the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

The 22-day bombing campaign named Operation Cast Lead which killed 1,400 Palestinians began on Dec 27th which this year coincides with the day of Ashura, when Muslims believe that Moses delivered the Israelites from Pharaoh in the famous incident when the sea parted.

Muslims normally mark the day by refraining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, and will be joined by members of the Jewish community in the act this year to draw attention to the situation in Gaza.

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Gaza vigil speech

mini-dsc02548My speech at Sunday’s Gaza vigil:

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picphpToday’s vigil for Gaza in Glasgow’s George Square was unbelievably well attended. Hundreds came at just 24 hours notice in a remarkable mobilisation.

The strength of feeling amongst people about this is as strong as anything I’ve seen since the Jenin massacre in 2002 – even more so than with Lebanon a couple of years ago.

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Situation in Gaza

gaza68-300x2061Gordon Brown has without doubt brought shame on this country after his pitiably feeble response to the bombardment of the Gaza strip.

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