SCM Philippines statement
on Israel attacks on Gaza
We in the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines vehemently condemn
the recent episode of Israel's atrocities in Gaza, a part of the occupied
territories. We condemn the continuous indiscriminate attacks on civilians
and civilian installations like schools, houses, temples and other public
domain creating massive abuses and humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Israel has to stop its massacre of Gaza and flagrant violations of
International laws committed with impunity in the name of "security" and
self defense. Over 1,025 Palestinians have been reportedly killed, and
half of them civilians including almost 300 children and youth.
The onslaught brought by the unabated rolling tanks, airstrikes and land
artillery shelling by the Israel Defense Force indiscriminately directed
against the Gaza people, is a blatant display of arrogance and might of
the Zionist Israel state against the Palestinian people it has
We join the international clamor for the immediate pull-out of Israeli
forces out of Gaza and stop its attacks, as we join the demand that the
United States stop its blanket support which has emboldened the Israel
state in its oppression and military control of the Palestine. The US
funnels to the Zionist Israel a hefty US$ 6 billion aid yearly, taken from
its taxpayers' money in order to safeguard its control of oil and other
gas resources in the Middle-East. It has bolstered Israel's defiance to
the calls of the international community to end the occupation in
Palestine. In effect, US is blocking just resolutions via a UN-mediated
just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We join the international community in the growing call to press charges
for the crimes against humanity committed by the Zionist state of Israel.
In whatever way the Israel Zionist state portrays itself as a meek lamb,
in this instance attacked by the wolf, it can not bury the truth that the
Israeli state has been forcefully built at the expense of blood and
oppression of the Palestinians.
Until the oppressive clutches of Israel and its superpower supporters are
maintained in Palestine, there can never be a just-peace in this part of
Stop the US-backed Israel attacks on Gaza!
Free Palestine, End the Israel Occupation of Palestine!
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!
Solidarity to the Heroic people of Palestine!
Statement released during the Rally in front of the US Embassy in Manila
on January 16, 2009