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Ceasefire Call for Gaza

We the undersigned petition the council Call for, and demand of our government: An immediate permanent ceasefire Unhindered entry of all necessary humanitarian aid into Gaza An immediate end to the attacks, arrests, land theft and demolitions in the West Bank An end to the underlying cause, namely the illegal occupation of Palestine

The military attacks in Israel on October 7th 2023 and the unprecedented scale of the subsequent continual bombing of Gaza have sent shock waves around the world, with particular anxiety and grief over the fate of their families for relatives abroad of all those directly affected, including exiled Palestinians, some of whom live here in Cambridge.
We have seen the deliberate targeting of civilians, including clearly identified medical, health and rescue workers, as well as academics, journalists and writers. In a territory where half of the population are children, these too are being killed and maimed in huge numbers. To grieve and honour these people a weekly vigil is held outside Addenbrookes hospital on Friday evenings.

This ePetition ran from 04/01/2024 to 05/02/2024 and has now finished.

167 people signed this ePetition.