Palestine: Pax Christi UK accuses UK government of 'deafening silence' over Gaza deaths



6/5/18 - Christian peace campaigners at Pax Christi have accused the UK Government of "deafening silence" over a recent spate of killings by Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

Members of the Catholic movement urged ministers to "condemn publicly" the deaths of Palestinians, which come amid a series of protests in recent weeks.

Writing in the Guardian on Thursday, they said: "Each week, Israel has placed troops on the security border with Gaza with the intention to shoot to kill Palestinians demonstrating.

"So far, 35 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,500 injured with live ammunition.

"Instructions to shoot to kill were given in advance."

Thousands of Palestinians have protested along Gaza's sealed border with Israel in demonstrations said to be highlighting the forced expulsion and fleeing of Palestinians from their land when the state of Israel was created in 1948...

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