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Everyone has heard of the problems between Israel and the Palestinian people, although the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian's historical homeland is not the sole cause of the problems, it is a major factor.
China has occupied Tibet for many years and subjected the people to a repressive and vicious regime.
Great Britain has occupied the Northern counties of Ireland since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Do you have something to say on any of these issues e-mail us
ethics@edenbridgetown.com and we'll post it up on the board.


Occupied Territories

In recent weeks an already tense situation as become worse, with both the Israeli's and
Palestinians attacking each other. Sadly as with all wars the civilians on both sides are suffering.
It is time for the international community to step in a make a concerted effort to sort this very complex situation out, so that both groups can finally find a solution.

Governments of Israel and the Occupied Territories

Israel has occupied the lands of the Palestinian people since it's foundation at the end of the Second World War.

West Bank
Images courtesy of PCHR


An Israeli point of View
A Palestinian point of view
The origin of the conflict
This informative and interesting pamphlet is available to read on-line at: http://www.cactus48.com/truth.html
Israeli / Palestinian conflict
The Truth about Palestine is a web site with details of the Israeli / Palestinian conflict from a
Palestinian perspective
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/
truthaboutpalestine/

Tibet

China has been occupying Tibet since 1951 stripping the region of it's culture, crushing civil liberty, and massively exacerbating tensions and hatred. Since China's occupation over 1.2 million Tibetans have died from military action, torture, forced labour, starvation, and genocidal practices, including infanticide. This has to be stopped! Unfortunately China is a powerful country, this means that the UN and the US are both wary of antagonising the regime.


The Tibet Society of the UK was founded in 1959 within weeks of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet which followed the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation. The Society exists to support Tibet's right to self-determination and independence and draw attention to the plight of Tibet since it's brutal occupation. The Society and a charity, the Tibet Relief Fund, exist to support the Tibetan refugee community in exile and the Tibetan community within Tibet.

Northern Ireland
Great Britain first invaded Ireland in the twelfth century Ulster was part of Catholic Ireland until the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603) when, after suppressing three Irish rebellions, the Crown confiscated lands in Ireland and settled the Scots Presbyterians in Ulster. Britain has used this Presbyterian settlement to justified it's continued occupation claiming that leaving the Provence would be impossible as this will leave the Loyalist community in a country they do not want to be part of. The picture on the right is sadly most peoples image of Northern Ireland, thankfully in the last few years many steps have been taken towards peace, although this has not yet been achieved, as with Palestine and Tibet the only hope for the future is long term peace.
Paramilitary
This image is of the infamous 'Bloody Sunday' when British Paratroopers opened fire on innocent protesters in Belfast.
To find out more visit http://larkspirit.com/bloodysunday/ for a detailed discussion of the day and it's repercussions
Bloody Sunday
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