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FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No. 36

20 Aug 2014
FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No: 36

A week long truce in Gaza has collapsed in tatters as violence resumes. More than 2,000 Palestinians have since died in the genocide, most were civilians.

The completely besieged Gaza Strip remains blockaded from any decent form of humanitarian aid since the incursions on 8 July 2014.

The FIMA/AMU initiative, one of the very few allowed in has deployed its 5th convoy of trucks carrying medical & surgical supplies. Pictures attached.

Though these relief efforts are vital, important & urgent, we are merely picking up the broken pieces of war and man's collective failure to recognize & uphold  justice & peace and resolve this chronic conflict.

It would seem that the resolution of the conflict can only be mediated by the internationalization of the Palestinian struggle through grassroots civil society activism.

The best chance to end the Zionist occupation and a free Palestine it would seem now lies in the BDS movement which is more global & more vibrant than it's ever been!

Today BDS Israel is a global movement, spanning the US, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The global BDS campaign heralds the rise of
the new super power – people power! And contrary to popular belief, it is more than just economics. It is morally and ethically the right thing to do.

BDS is a global campaign of isolating Israel culturally, academically and economically. It
sends a clear message to the Israeli government that it is a rogue state not welcome
anywhere until it complies with international humanitarian law & conventions on warfare promulgated by the civilised world.

Thus, anyone can be part of the BDS movement. It is a personal choice to become a conscious consumer. It is about standing in solidarity with a people under occupation for 66 years. BDS is a personal political statement that says, “I don’t consume these
products because it is morally and ethically wrong.” It empowers consumers and
reminds them that as individuals they have a choice. Similarly, any organization can
endorse the BDS campaign and make the advancement of BDS part of their
organization's program and agenda.

BDS Israel is now a global movement that involves Nobel Laureates, academicians,
poets, musicians, artists, award winning journalists and the lay public. It includes universities, churches, student bodies, businesses and even the government of South Africa. BDS Israel is a call to stop this bully through peaceful, non-violent means.

Do not make the mistake of doing nothing just because we think we can only do little. Just do what we can. Let us each act, each within our circle of influence to impact change. We boycott because it is morally and ethically the right thing to do. We call on you to be a part of this global movement, a part of the new super power called PEOPLE POWER.

Dr Ashraf
Director FIMA Relief

Dr Musa
Chairman VPM/FIMA Advisory Council

 

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The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) is a registered body of 29 IMAs and 17 associate members worldwide, representing about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals. The mission of FIMA is to provide a platform for Muslim Physicians world wide in the areas of Medical education and ethics, Student camps and humanitarian and medical relief. It is a not-for-profit, non-political and non-Governmental organization.

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