Gaza conflict: Vigil outside Miliband’s Primrose Hill home
PUBLISHED: 14:47 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 September 2010
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PRO-Gaza campaigners held a vigil outside foreign secretary David Miliband s Primrose Hill home. The group carried placards and called for him to speak out against Israel s bombardment at the rally last Friday. Mr Miliband didn t appear to be at home but
PRO-Gaza campaigners held a vigil outside foreign secretary David Miliband's Primrose Hill home.
The group carried placards and called for him to speak out against Israel's bombardment at the rally last Friday.
Mr Miliband didn't appear to be at home but the group - comprising members of Islington Friends of Yibna - felt it was a way to direct their message at him.
"This situation is just beyond words," said group chairwoman Yael Khan.
"Mr Miliband has been taking action but it has been action to appease Israel. He is effectively putting blame on the victims when Israel is intentionally killing civilians.
"We are demanding that he publicly call on Israel to stop the bombardment and withdraw out of Gaza and allow aid in."
The group provides food and aid to inhabitants of the Yibna refugee camp in Gaza, near the border with Egypt.
Last week, inhabitants and British volunteers sent out by the London group fled the camp amid warnings of Israeli attacks.
The group is supported by MP Jeremy Corbyn, who was speaking to two residents of Yibna when the bombing began.
The line went dead and he later discovered that they had been killed.
Organisation supporters are calling for Israel to stop all military action in the area so that what is left of residents' homes can be salvaged and no more people are killed.
In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Mr Miliband said: "We've been absolutely consistent from the start that there needs to be an immediate ceasefire, that the military action will not on its own provide the solution that is necessary.
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