Gaza in the Interest of Humanity: “Stop This Insanity!”


Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service

For peace, an immediate ceasefire, dialogue and negotiations in Gaza.

17 Oct 2023 – The Israeli government is committing war crimes and genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. They are breaking international law, which prohibits the collective punishment of civilian populations.

Governments like the USA and United Kingdom that support Israel’s genocidal policies must also be held legally responsible. These governments are supporting the deaths of Palestinians, many of which are children, and the destruction of their land. All of this is exacerbated by the US sending warships to support the Israeli siege of Gaza, with obscene bombing.  These war crimes have rightly shaken all peoples in the world who value human rights, dignity, equality and freedom.

International law is becoming irrelevant.  We need the rest of the world to be brave and speak out when governments ignore the law and choose to write their own rules.

Hamas was wrong in using violence against Israel. Violence is always wrong and taking another’s life is never right. Before it is too late for humanity, let us stop this madness of occupation, militarism and war, and start peace.


Mairead Corrigan Maguire, co-founder of Peace People, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. She won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace in Northern Ireland. Her book, The Vision of Peace, (edited by John Dear with a foreword by Desmond Tutu and a preface by the Dalai Lama) is available from She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. See:

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