Did you know?
Some basic facts about Palestine
- In 1918, when the Balfour Declaration was made, 90% of the
population of historic Palestine were Arabs, with only
56,000 Jewish people residing there.
- More than 531 Palestinian villages were destroyed making
Palestinians the largest refugee population in the world
for the longest time in recent history.
Palestinians are now living in 18% of their historic
homeland. Israel is trying to steal 50% of this through
settlements and building of the apartheid style separation
- Since Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories,
they have implemented an apartheid and racist system of
administration of the territories, violating countless
- The state of Israel commits war crimes and tramples over
human rights, destroying Palestinian cities, towns and
villages; expropriating land, detaining and executing
without trial, conducting mass demolitions of houses,
businesses, and public institutions; looting, closure,
curfew, torture, prevention of medical care, construction
and expansion of settlements - all these actions are
opposed to human morality, and violate international
treaties ratified by Israel.
- Israel "the only democracy in the middle east" is
detaining as many as 11,500 Palestinian political prisoners
including 40 democratically elected MPs among them the
speaker of the Legislative Council.
- Israel is the only country in the Middle East with nuclear
weapons, and it refuses to sign the nuclear
non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspectors
from its sites.
- There are 585 Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank. These
road blocks divide the West Bank into 300 separate clusters
and make every day travel a long ordeal.
- Israel receives approximately $5 billion in aid from the
U.S.A. each year and encouraged to ignore the international
law by many USA vetoes.
- In 1982, more than 2,750 Palestinians in the refugee camps
of Sabra and Chatila. Were massacred. The UN concluded it
was an act of Genocide. Thirty eight more massacres were
committed by Israel including Deir Yasin, Tantoora, Qibia,
Qana in Lebanon and Bahr Al-Baqar in Egypt. Many of
Israel's Ministers and Prime Ministers took part in these
- Since the fair and transparent democratic elections in
Palestine in January 2006, Israel imposes a tight siege on
Gaza as a collective punishment of the Palestinians for
their choice. Crossings in and out of Gaza are closed
resulting in severe shortage of fuel, food and medical
supplies in unprecedented humanitarian crises.
- The latest
massacre in Gaza has resulted in over 1400 killed, 450 of
the children, and more than 6000 injured. In many cases the
entire family were bombed to death under the
rubble. Israel's Bank of Targets included schools,
residential houses, mosques, universities, ambulances,
paramedics and hospitals.
Stop the War
Bradford Stop the War Coalition (affiliated to the
National Stop the War Coalition)
is a loose grouping of individuals and organisations united in their
horror of a war that still continues and is still killing innocent
people every day.
What You Can Do
For some suggestions on what you do to help end
the horror of this murderous war take a look at our
Why? & What?
page or download our leaflet.
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