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Civil society calls for peace in Gaza

Posted on Aug 08 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Members of several civil society organisations Friday condemned the killing of innocent Palestinian children in the month-long Israeli offensive in Gaza.

They also called for an extension of the ceasefire and halt to the attacks, restoration of essential services and reconstruction of Gaza under the initiative of the United Nations.

They also called upon the Indian government to work with other countries to pursue recourse to all possible international mechanisms such as sanctions and criminal proceedings at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its carnage in Gaza.

The members include Ambarish Rai of Right to Education Forum, Alex George of ActionAid (a division of Child Rights Focus), Annie Namala of Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, Sanjeev Rai of Save the Children.

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