Letter sent to British High Commissioner
Thursday, 12 November 2015
November 11, 2015

To: British High Commissioner,

Wellington.

Dear Sir,

I am a British born New Zealand resident with a long term interest in the Middle East situation. Today I came across an article written by Jonathan Owen in The Independent, describing the non-issue of entry British visas to 5 Palestinian medical specialists to attend a conference on trauma in war zones. This conference is to be held at Kingston University. The specialists are 3 doctors and a nurse who work for the Ministry of Health in Gaza and a psychologist from Bethlehem University.

This decision fills me with disgust and shame, and I request you to use your position to reverse it. The physical and psychological situation of thousands of children in Gaza, one year on from the appalling Israeli onslaught in Gaza is dire. For Britain to obstruct people who are trying to help is unconscionable. Full details are available on:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-decision-to-refuse-gaza-medical-experts-from-joining-kingston-university-conference-condemned-by-a6727576.html

as well as http://jfjfp.com/?p=77870

Yours sincerely,

Martin Griffiths

(MA Cantab)