Talk: The Devastating Reality of the War on Gaza

June 4, 2009 · Posted in Event · 26 Comments 
June 22, 2009
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Monday 22nd June, 7.30 – 9.00pm

An evening meeting with Physicians for Human Rights. All welcome.
(Part of a tour organised by Medact and Pax Christi.)

Speakers:
Miri Weingarten
- Advocacy worker for Physicians for Human Rights-Israel
Sr Alicia Vacas
- Comboni Missionary Sister, nurse and member of the Physicians for Human Rights delegation to Gaza, January 2009

On 23 March Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society launched their report into violations of international law during the 22 day offensive in Gaza. Based on numerous first hand testimonies obtained during an international, independent fact-finding mission, it documents causes of death, degree of care for the sick and wounded, and the treatment of medical personnel and facilities.

Physicians for Human Rights–Israel argues that the attack on Gaza revealed a stark decline in Israeli Defence Force treatment of Palestinian civilians.

Contact person for Cambridge event:  Stewart Hemsley, on 01223 315585