Brits Denounce Netanyahu’s London Visit
by Stephen Lendman
As of Tuesday, September 8, over 107,000 angry Brits signed a petition demanding his arrest for high crimes too grave to ignore – mass murdering Gazans last summer, part of Israel’s longstanding genocidal anti-Palestinian campaign.
Netanyahu and likeminded regime thugs are war criminals by any standard. Universal warrants should be issued for their arrests.
Israel should be boycotted, isolated and stripped of its UN membership. It military and government officials should be automatically arrested, detained, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned by authorities of any countries they visit.
Noted British peace activists, union leaders and three MPs want Netanyahu disinvited before his scheduled Wednesday arrival.
They want tough sanctions imposed on Israel – long denied accountability most of all. London’s Guardian published their open letter, saying:
“This week, David Cameron is due to welcome the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to the UK. As head of government, Netanyahu must bear responsibility for war crimes identified by the UN human rights council in its investigation into Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza.”
“And yet, while Cameron continues to impose limits on the number of refugees who can take shelter in the UK, he is willing to welcome Netanyahu to our shores.”
“Palestinians fleeing the hell that Israel has created in Gaza are among the thousands of refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean in the last year.”
“Our prime minister should not be welcoming the man who presides over Israel’s occupation and its siege of Gaza. We call on him to instead impose immediate sanctions and an arms embargo on Israel until it complies with international law and ends the blockade and the occupation.”
Len McCluskey General secretary, Unite the Union
Mick Cash General secretary, RMT
Mick Whelan General secretary, Aslef
Manuel Cortes General secretary, TSSA
Jo Stevens MP
Cat Smith MP
Tommy Sheppard MP
Baroness Jenny Tonge
Geoffrey Bindman QC
Hugh Lanning Chair, Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Bruce Kent CND
Professor Steven Rose
Professor Ilan Pappe
Professor Karma Nabulsi
On Wednesday, large demonstrations are expected near Cameron’s Number 10 residence – protesting Netanyahu’s visit, two war criminals supporting each other’s high crimes, complicit with Washington and other rogue partners, waging endless war on humanity, their bloodlust never satiated.
On Monday, thousands of Palestinians attended Reham Dawabshe’s funeral – immolated along with her husband, Saad, and 18-month-old son Ali, settlers committing the murders free to kill again, Israel fully responsible for daily state terror against millions of defenseless Palestinians.
Overnight Monday, its forces terrorized West Bank and East Jerusalem Palestinians, broke into homes pre-dawn, kidnapped over a dozen youths, clashed violently with protesters, and attacked worshipers after completing their funeral procession for Reham.
They razed Gazan and Bethlehem area agricultural land and raided an al-Khader school – Netanyahu’s parting shot before heading to London to be feted, not arrested, on arrival, free to continue state terror while away and on his return home, with full Western support and encouragement.
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