Palestine/Israel

I joined PSC in Nov 2002, having decided to ACT against the crucifixion of the Palestinian people.  (My quote - Dr Abulafi - whilst I was closing up an operation - some years before in Torbay Hospital.  'You know what they are doing to us in Palestine Mr Halpin?'  'I have a fair idea 'Issa' { = Jesus}  ' YOU HAVE NO IDEA, NO IDEA''  I had more time and the energy in spite of a drug I had been prescribed 1992 >)

My cheque, for the meeting + a generous donation to funds, and letter sent to the PSC in October 2002 - chairman Betty Hunter and secretary Hilary Wise.  I turned up at the Institute of Education, Malet St on the date in November 2002 for a big and good meeting.  Heard that UK doctors with antibiotics for children in Gaza had been turned back by the Gestapo.  I was incensed.  Me - I will take a ship so large that these most evil, life denying people will not be able to stop me reaching the people of Gaza.  Voyage of the Dove and the Dolphin  1-02-2003 . from Haldon Quay, Torquay.  See  Eyes Open Gaza  20 minutes

The world tilts on its axis. Now my letter to Mel Stride MP and later to Mr Hunt at the Foreign Office

Dear Mr Stride MP,

I had an 'automatic' reply to the e-mail I sent you pleading for Her Majesty's ''Government'' to support the UN Commission of Inquiry into the shooting of thousands of Palestinian humans by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force.  There was a further bit of digital technology in the way of an 'automatic' reply, when with your silence, I sent the e-mail on to Mr Hunt with this preface below.  As expected, he did not reply either.  Many in the British political class want mayhem, and have zero concern for mothers and babies being shredded by 'Europeans' - as in Yemen with BAe 'guided' bombs.  You and Hunt, and many others like Johnson of 'topple Assad' are beyond the pale (shades of Eastern Europe.)

Preface to Hunt, whose focus for destructive urges has moved from OUR NHS (many letters to you from me) to the abroad.  

FAO  The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Hunt,

I sent this letter below to my MP Mr Mel Stride.  I have had the usual 'automatic' response.  It attempts to synthesise the causes of the terrible suffering of the Palestinians who now have only 2% of Palestine under their 'sole control'.  Myself, with many others, are pleading that HMG responds fairly to the UN Commission of Inquiry into the unlawful and inhumane responses of the Israeli High Command to the protesters taking part in the Great March of Return.

Andrew Woollatt | Ministerial Support Officer to the Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords | Government in Parliament Group | Cabinet Office

Dear Andrew,

Thank you, and for listing my correspondence.  'Chain' in this context is pejorative.  Read my first e-mail to Baroness Lawrence.  My concern was great and my approach proper, especially given her membership of the Joint Select Human Rights Committee.  That a 'chain' followed resulted from the discourteous silence towards an older, well informed citizen of the UK who had served many thousands of patients in his time.  I asked that two colleagues and myself met with Baroness Lawrence.  An unexceptional request.  I achieved it once with Dr Burns-Cox in the HoC - the International Development Committee, chairman Malcolm Bruce.  We had pleaded that the UK, with others but with Iraqi doctors central, should reconstruct the medical services in Iraq which we had destroyed in an unlawful/aggressive war - Nuremberg.  That the meeting was fruitless was no surprise.

You mention the well worn and empty 'Middle East Peace Process.'  The Zionists, from the turn of the twentieth century, planned for the expulsion of the native people and the forceful acquisition of much of the countries around Palestine.  That unlawful process continues.  The worst expression of it was the 'nakba' when in 1948 800,000 Palestinians (two thirds of the population) were driven by force of arms and by extreme terror from their homes, their land and thus their living.  The terror continues in many ways including with the screams of youngsters I tried to get Baroness Lawrence to hear.  The terrible cruelty practised by the Zionist entity on the native people is shown well in the daily bulletins sent by Leslie and Marian Bravery from NZ, and derived from the Palestinian Monitoring Group.  Attachment 1.  Please read it.  The British Press is silent also.

Dr Derek Summerfield, with many doctors, has been attempting to limit or stop the torture of Palestinian adults and children by Israel since 2009.  The campaign was re-ignited two years ago with the support of 67 doctors.  The plea - 'for doctors in Israel to observe their ethical code and the Declaration of Tokyo by not taking ANY part in torture.'  This time Sir Michael Marmot was approached as President of the World Medical Association.  His response was not adequate.  I do not believe he has communicated with Dr Summerfield at all.  The correspondence can be made available.

There can be little that is more serious than this.  Please read the letter to Baroness Lawrence at the foot.  She was addressed having suffered the loss of her dear son and because she is a member of the Joint Human Rights Committee.

Just in from my good doctor colleague Tony Davies.  I think he is over 80 but keeps going.  We have been in Palestine together.  Note EU funding of community centre.  Hundreds of structures built with EU money have been destroyed.  A vile game since the EU supports the entity in all ways.  Its protests are feeble and made to bounce off the wall.

David

bcc  to Mr John Mann   Chairman of the British Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism

Dear Friends, Just before Christmas I spent a week in the Palestinian village of Umm al Kheir. This was because a number of families had their homes demolished in 2016. The villagers asked for an international to stay with them in the hope that this would discourage the Israeli army from bulldozing more buildings -- a particularly brutal thing to do at this time of year. It has been unusually cold and there have been some heavy rain storms. I am doubtful about my visit having had much influence on the Israeli army but the villagers have been very welcoming and kind to me. At least they feel that there are people in other countries who are aware of and concerned about their plight. With very best wishes for 2017 -- Tony