Letter on GAZA by British dignitaries in Guardian
Letter in The Guardian
by British MP-s and dignitaries
- published on 31st December 2008
Re: The Gaza Operation
We are horrified by the bloodletting and destruction in Gaza, but we cannot ignore that it was Hamas that called an end to the ceasefire last week and escalated its rockets, mortars and missiles launched at Israeli civilians.
Following years of attack and with hundreds of thousands of Israelis - both Jew and Arab - unable to go about their daily lives due to this intolerable threat, Israel has been left with very few options. Hamas shows no interest in peace. Not only is it unwilling to seek reconciliation with Israel, it torpedoed Egyptian-brokered talks to bring about reconciliation with their fellow Palestinians.
It is therefore Hamas, and its Iranian sponsors, who must answer to their own people, as to why they brought this destruction on Gaza.
Louise Ellman MP, Andrew Dismore MP, Andrew Gwynne MP,
Eric Joyce MP, Baroness Meta Ramsay
Gaza / Hamas / Israel / Egyipt / Iran / peace / civilians