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27 June 2003


Observer in Gaza - preview

On 8 June the Quaker Meeting house in Adderbury was opened for its annual Meeting

The main speaker, Tony Davies, has recently returned from three months as a Quaker observer in the Gaza strip, funded by the Ecumenical accompaniment pogramme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
  • The talk was accompanied by slides showing harrowing images of oppressed Palestinians

  • 'Forty per cent of the area of the Gaza Strip has been taken from the Palestinians for the building of settlements, which are illegal, for roads which only Israelis are permitted to use; large amounts of land, previously growing olives, citrus fruit or vegetables, have been cleared ostensibly for security purposes', he said
  • This has led to over half the population being dependent on international food aid
  • Unemployment, poverty and malnutrition are as rife as in the poorest of developing countries, but the situation is not a natural disaster, but man made

  • Elaine Helyer

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