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Cry for Peace in the Holy Land

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The violence we have seen since 7th October must be a turning point, a moment where we all come together and say “never again”.   

Join our call for the UK Government to do all it can to help end this war as quickly as possible, secure humanitarian support and build lasting peace. 

We call for the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary to urgently: 

  • Press all parties to agree to an immediate de-escalation and cessation of hostilities 
  • Attempt to secure the release of all innocent people held against their will 
  • Press all parties to allow emergency aid to be delivered to Gaza, ensuring unfettered humanitarian access including delivery of medical supplies, food, fuel and water 
  • Promote adherence to international humanitarian law by all actors and work to ensure civilians are protected from military acts across the world 
  • Work together as part of a broad and diverse global coalition of nations, provide significant, long-term and unwavering support to renewed efforts for lasting peace in the Holy Land 

Together with the people of Israel, mourning the dead in Gaza; together with the people of Gaza, mourning the dead in Israel. Together with people across the world, inspired by Pope Francis, we cry out for “Peace, Shalom, Salaam”. 

Join us in crying for peace in the Holy Land. Please sign our petition today. 

Pope francis
Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.

Pope Francis

The atrocities committed in Israel on 7th October have no justification. The taking of hostages is unacceptable. Just as we utterly condemn the vile atrocities committed that day, we must also condemn the carnage which has followed in Gaza. No horror can subsequently justify the committing of further horrors. No act of violence against civilians can be justified by politics. 

People in Gaza are in dire need of food, power, water and medicines now. The violence must end. Their survival requires unimpeded humanitarian access to Gaza to be granted as soon as possible to allow essential aid and alleviate this tragic human suffering. The safeguarding of civilians, their hospitals, homes and places of refuge must be absolutely prioritised. 

Ultimately, we must also recognize that this conflict did not begin with the atrocities on the 7th October, and see this in the wider historical context. We at SCIAF stand in solidarity with the people of the Holy Land and across the world who are crying out for peace. Leaders around the world must now do all they can to put an end to this tragic suffering as quickly as possible and build a peaceful future for the region.

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