Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Moray branch calls for "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza as it protests outside RAF Lossiemouth
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AROUND 200 people came together outside RAF Lossiemouth to demand the UK Government calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Organised by the Moray branch of Scottish Palestinian Solidarity, the peaceful protest attracted supporters from Aberdeen and across the local area.
Forres resident Nahed Gadalla organised the event on Sunday afternoon and was heartened by the turnout.
She remains dismayed at the UK Government's stance on the bombardment of Gaza by Israel which is a direct response to the murder of 1400 Israeli civilians on October 7 by more than 3000 Hamas militants.
Ms Gadalla claims that Israel's response to that atrocity is not only excessive but amounts to a "genocide" with more than 10,000 people believed to have died in Gaza so far.
She said Gaza was now the scene of a "humanitarian crisis", with people running out of food and water, and hospitals running out of power.
"I don't condone any deaths," said Ms Gadalla. "We must have an immediate ceasefire.
"The bombing of hospitals and schools is a war crime. This has to end, it is macabre."
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far resisted calls for a ceasefire, although in recent days has intimated this might happen if Hamas releases the estimated more than 200 Israeli hostages it still holds.