I listened to David Cameron, my Prime Minister speak in Parliament on the last day before its summer break, on the question of Gaza-Israel conflict.
I felt sick listening to him defend the Israeli line of defense, as if he was a Israeli spokesman and not the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. He said nothing that made me feel that we are anything other than a client state to the Israeli government. My UK government is not acting like an honest broker to both sides. With every utterance of his line defense of Israel I kept saying to myself “NOT IN MY NAME”. I was raging how is he just ignoring the suffering of those women and children with the disproportionate attacks by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). I felt that his stance and that of the UK government was incredibly one sided and gave all the benefit of the doubt to Israel and not taking into account the losses being suffered by the civilians of Gaza in the name of the security of the Israeli people.
I decided to write an e-petition as is my right.
Petition for the Equal Treatment of all sides in the Gaza Conflict
Responsible department: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
We call upon the UK gov to act as an honest, fair & impartial intermediary to bring both sides into peaceful negotiations.
The UK gov is favouring the State of Israel, we believe this is not representative of the will of the majority of the people of the United Kingdom.
At this time, the Government of the UK is presenting a poor reflection of our nation’s stance on human rights. In order to reach a long standing peace, a full examination of the situation in this region must take place. The number of those killed or injured continues to climb, with too many children among the dead and wounded. Harm of innocents on both sides must stop, and we demand that our Government plays a fair & Impartial role in the pursuit of an equal, fair and enduring solution for peace.
We ask the UK Gov to act impartially, to treat equally with the State of Israel and the People of Gaza to swiftly resolve the turmoil caused by the onslaught that is taking place in this region at present.
This was then given as the answer to my rejection
“This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given”
“There is already an e-petition about this issue.”
“The following explanatory notes have been added”
So I want to know where there is a e-petition that is similar?
I have written to the e-Petition team and await to see what they have to say.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/67914 here is the petition I have written.
I await to see what is said and will update you all in due course.