Holocaust survivor starts hunger strike for Gaza

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Holocaust survivor starts hunger strike for Gaza

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5juepzZ-b0wLkYbpEJGjlY...

"An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was among a group of grandmothers who began a hunger strike in Cairo on Monday to protest against Egypt's refusal to allow a Gaza solidarity march to proceed.

American activist Hedy Epstein and other grandmothers participating in the Gaza Freedom March began a hunger strike at 1000 GMT.

"I've never done this before, I don't know how my body will react, but I'll do whatever it takes," Epstein told AFP, sitting on a chair surrounded by hundreds of protesters outside the United Nations building in Cairo.

Egyptian authorities had said they would not allow any of the 1,300 protesters who have come to Egypt from 42 countries to take part in the march to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, the only entry that bypasses Israel.

Unionist

That's inspiring - thanks, Ken.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

You're welcome.  I hope the news of what this woman is doing makes the Ezra Levants and David Horowitzes of the world "make" in their pants.

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Meanwhile, the sycophantic British government, with a long history of appeasing racist states, runs away from the morality and law it so often preaches but seldom practices:

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The government is determined to protect high-ranking Israeli officials from arrest in the UK, the attorney general said, as it emerged that a further visit by the Israeli military had been cancelled.

Speaking at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem today, Baroness Scotland said Israeli leaders should not face arrest for war crimes under the law of "universal jurisdiction", following attempts by British lawyers last month to obtain a warrant for the former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni.

"The government is looking urgently at ways in which the UK system might be changed to avoid this situation arising again," Scotland said. "Israel's leaders should always be able to travel freely to the UK."

Scotland's assurance comes as the Guardian learned that the Israeli military had cancelled a visit by a team of its officers to Britain after fears they risked arrest on possible war crimes charges.

At least the British people are not the moral cowards of their government

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

The following link details some of the war crmes committed by the Israeli terrorists the British moral cowards wish to protect:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2009/mar/23/isreael-gaza-drones-ar...

From the video: All drone attacks are video taped and archived. If Israel wants to refute the accusations of war crimes, it has the evidence to do so.

And yet all they can offer is the smear of anti-semitism.

 

George Victor

Any news on Hedy Epstein?

al-Qa'bong

Frustrated Mess wrote:

Meanwhile, the sycophantic British government, with a long history of appeasing racist states...

 

*cough*