Unite the union unreservedly condemns the outrageous Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people of Gaza and is calling for an immediate halt to the continuing attacks that have so far caused massive destruction, enormous suffering, countless civilian casualties and terrorised an entire population.
In a written statement Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “It is more important than ever that the international community unites and demonstrates its solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza at this critical time by demanding an end to this barbaric attack on defenceless civilians. Nowhere is a change of attitude more needed than in the US where newly re-elected president Barack Obama should signal an immediate end to the US unconditional support for Israeli actions.”
Unite is calling for:
- An immediate end to all Israeli aggression
- The UK prime minister and foreign secretary to make a clear and unequivocal condemnation of the Israeli aggression
- The UK and other governments to fully support the Palestinian application to be recognised as a state at the United Nations
- The UK trade union movement to step up its efforts to implement the TUC motions by building the ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign’ and by affiliating nationally to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign