Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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About 150 people participated in the candel light manifestation for peace held in St Görnas church in Mariehamn Sunday 11th January. Some 50 people also joined the torchlight procession from the city library to the church.

Arranging organisations, The Åland Island Peace Institute, the Åland Peace Association, the parish of Mariehamn and Amnesty Åland are going to send the following appeal to the Israeli goventment, the Hemas and the EU.

Appeal on the war in Gaza

We, the undersigned inhabitants of the Åland Islands (Finland), are extremely concerned with the situation in Gaza and southern Israel and direct our call to the Israeli authorities, the leadership of Hamas and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

We call on Israel to end all unlawful attacks, both those directed at civilians and those which are indiscriminate or disproportionate.

We call on Hamas to immediately stop firing indiscriminate rockets against towns and villages in southern Israel, thereby endangering the civilian population.

We call on both sides to declare a truce so that humanitarian assistance can reach those in need and so that those who want to leave can be evacuated. Furthermore, we urge both sides to respect international humanitarian law.

We call on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to work resolutely with the UN Security Council to enable the adoption of a resolution demanding that all parties respect their obligations under international law and
that a cease fire agreement is monitored by international observers.
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