Letter in protest of the invasion of Gaza

Letters: Carnage in Gaza

We demand an end to the carnage in Gaza

As supporters of Hoping, a charity working to strengthen the lives of Palestinian refugee children, we are horrified by the cruel and massive loss of life of the citizens of Gaza, and by the failure of our politicians to put adequate pressure in order to achieve an immediate end to the carnage. 

Hoping's work with UNRWA in Gaza and elsewhere is centred upon building hope for the young generation of Palestinians that they might have a life with peace, justice, and dignity. We are shocked by the bombing of three UNRWA schools in Gaza where families have taken refuge, killing so many of them, and by the deaths of dozens of children this past week. 

We call for an immediate end to the Israeli attack on the citizens and civic institutions of Gaza; for an opening to all crossings points into Gaza; and for an end to the siege and blockade of Gaza. 

We insist upon hope for the children of Gaza, and the children of Palestine wherever they live in refugee camps across the Middle East, so that they can live in freedom from injustice, war, and military occupation.

Bryan Adams, 
Laura Bailey, 
Russell Brand, 
Jake and Dinos Chapman, 
Caryl Churchill, 
Lily Cole, 
Sophie Dahl, 
Robert Del Naja, 
Harry Enfield, 
Rupert Everett, 
Eric Fellner, 
Colin Firth, 
Robert Fox, 
Stephen Frears, 
Bella Freud, 
John Galliano, 
Bobby Gillespie, 
Jools Holland, 
Carsten Holler, 
Bianca Jagger, 
Stephen Jones, 
Jemima Khan, 
Hanif Kureishi, 
Annie Lennox, 
Christian Louboutin, 
Shane MacGowan, 
Davina McCall, 
Samantha Morton, 
Karma Nabulsi, 
Philip Pullman, 
Hannah Rothschild, 
Will Self, 
Alexandra Shulman, 
Sharleen Spiteri, 
David Tang, 
Philip Treacy

The Hoping Foundation, London WC1
Link to the letter in The Independent