BBC targeted in Muslim-Jewish women protest against Israeli slaughter

London, Jan 20, IRNA — Muslim and Jewish women joined forces outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London Monday in a ‘Vigil & Speakout’ against Israel’s massacre of more than 1,300 Palestinians in Gaza.

“We have come together to spell out the truth about occupied Palestine that the media, beginning with the BBC, refuses to report,” they said in a joint statement.
The truth, the statement said, was “about Zionist apartheid, women giving birth at checkpoints, the expulsions, the theft of land and resources, the imprisonment of children, the swimming pools in Zionist settlements filled by siphoning Palestinians’ drinking water.”
“The BBC has not publicly complained that Israel is preventing their reporters from entering Gaza to witness the bombing and invasion firsthand. Neither does it report Jewish opposition to this Zionist slaughter of the innocents,” it said.

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The rally, organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission and the British branch of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, called for women to exercise their power to “help stop Israel’s war against Palestine slaughter in Gaza.”

“We, like the whole world, are shocked by what we witness on our television screens, a small part of the horrendous truth. But we are not surprised by this horror,” their statement said.
“Israel has been driving Palestinians from their homes, killing and maiming women, children and men, bulldozing and bombing their infrastructure, since 1948 when the UN gave them permission to impose a Zionist state on Palestinian land,” it said.

The Muslim and Jewish women protesting said that they felt compelled to speak out because “no one works harder than the women in Occupied Palestine to keep family, neighbours and friends alive.”

“In Gaza under the stress of shortages of the most basic necessities as a result of the blockade — endorsed by the EU — women under bombardment and invasion must watch their babies being killed and maimed. This is the most powerful indictment of Israeli arrogant racist and sexist murder,” they said.

“We must spell out how, to justify the US/Israeli war against the people of the Middle East, the UK has launched a racist war against Muslims in Britain,” they added in their joint statement.