Rector David Hodgson has been appalled and stunned by the pictures coming out of the Gaza strip which have been sent to him by an email contact who monitors life in Palestine today. The Palestinian people have been the subject of illegal Israeli occupation for 40 years. Over half of the 8 million Palestinians in the world are refugees living outside their homelands. The 3.5 million Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories are stateless and completely economically dependent upon Israel over whose policies they have no democratic influence whatsoever. They are living under military regulation. Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in the last week has been indiscriminate and disproportionately targetted the civilian proportion in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention. As yet, of European governments, only Switzerland has condemned the latest Israeli moves. Click on the title to view these shocking pictures. (May cause offense).