This operation ”Protective Edge’,’ is presented as a reaction to unlawful
Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel , but that’s
no excuse whatsoever. Under all circumstances,
Israeli army has to obey the rules of International Humanitarian Law,
protecting civilians at all cost.
Besides, as the occupying power, Israel has the obligation
to protect Palestinian civilians, not killing and wounding them, destroying their
homes, schools and hospitals , ruining their civilian infrastructure , and thus shattering all
hopes on a safe, free and dignified life.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EU
It’s fully clear, that this murderous Israeli army must be stopped,
which had to take place long before so many Palestinian civilians
died, were wounded, robbed of their families, homes and hopes.
The EU has made a clear statement on the need of an immediate
ceasefire in the Gaza strip. 
I welcome that, but it’s not enough.
The EU has the power to put pressure on Israel to withdraw its army
immediately from the Gaza strip, end the unlawful blockade, which
strangles the Palestinian population  and to open the frontiers.
That can be realized by treathen to freeze all diplomatic ties as long the military
killing in Gaza continues.
Take the South American countries Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and
El Salvador as an example, which have recalled their ambasadors
to protest the Israeli attack on Gaza. 
THE CRUX OF THE CONFLICT/THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
AND THE INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATION OF THE EU
But that’s not all.
The EU has done anything in its power to cooperate
in the peacetalks between Israel and the Palestinians
[The Quartet] .
But the time of talking is over.
Because of the Israeli systematic murderous
military operations in the Gaza strip , serious
human rights violations in the Westbank , as
Israeli continuous frustration of peace talks by
expanding the illegal settlements in the occupied Westbank and
Now the EU must show Israel it’s business and the best way is
to urge Israel not only to withdraw from Gaza, but follow
the way home to end the illegal occupation, dismantle
all illegal settlements and dismantle the illegal Wall. 
If Israel is not willing, EU should take economical sanctions
or end the Association Agreement with Israel.
This is not only following the Palestinian right on self
determination, but the best way to create real peace
for Palestinians and Israeli.
The Treaty of Lisbon learns us, that the EU has committed herself
to human rights and freedoms on the international scene. 
One of the most important human rights is the right on
freedom and humanity.
Both rights are denied the Palestinian people for so long.
Mrs Ashton, now is the time, that the EU can prove, that it’s
really committed to human rights by defending the true
rights of the Palestinians.
You can walk away and bury yourself in statements
about ”ceasement of fire” and ”peace talks”, but
you know you are wrong.
Prove, that the Lisbon Treaty is not just paper,
but a flowing river of human rights.
If you don’t, you and the EU as institution will
be politically and morally responsible for Israel’s war crimes.
By standing by and doing nothing but talk.
I say to you and the EU
No more words, but deeds!
Time of talking is over.
Thank you for reading this letter.