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Alert 19th Dec 2015 - Protest Tiffany's Blood Diamonds - Tiffany sources diamonds from Gaza massacre funder
15 December 2015
DATE: Sat 19th December 2015 1pm - 3pm
LOCATION: Tiffany, 25 Old Bond St, London W1S 4QB (Closest tube Green Park)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/521154928060588/
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Tiffany's partner and one of its main suppliers of diamonds is Israel's Steinmetz Diamonds Group. The Steinmetz Diamond Group through the Steinmetz Foundation funds and supports the notorious Givati Brigade of the Israeli army which stands accused of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Givati Brigade is responsible for the massacre of the Samouni family in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. On 4th January 2009 the Givati Brigade rounded up 100 members of the Samouni family and ordered them into the house of Wa'el Samouni. The house was then bombed, and rescue services were prevented from approaching for four days, with ambulances being fired on. When rescue workers were finally allowed access, they found buried beneath the rubble, traumatised children besides the corpses of their parents and siblings. The Givati had massacred 29 family members and in case anyone mistook their intent they left a message on one of the remaining walls of the house, daubed in Hebrew it read "The only good Arab is a dead Arab".
The Foundation’s website boasted of "adopting" a unit of the Givati brigade, of "fostering close relationships with the commanders and their soldiers", of "buying equipment " for them specifically during Operation Cast Lead, that is, during their slaughter of the Samouni family.
All references were however deleted from their website once it came to public attention - but not before we took copies of their website:
The survivors of the Samouni family in a video message asked the people of the UK to reject diamonds processed by the Steinmetz Diamond company.
VIDEO - message from survivors of the Samouni family
Funeral of three murdered toddlers of Samouni family: Ahmed, Mohamed, and Issa Samouni
Tiffany's helped fund Steinmetz Kiodu diamond mine in Sierra Leone by $50 million. In return Steinmetz, through its Octea company, provides Tiffany's with its cut diamonds.
Tiffany's through its partnership with Steinmetz is complicit in the funding of war crimes in Gaza.
Please join us outside Tiffany's on the busiest shopping day of the year to demand they stop peddling in Israeli blood diamonds and stop their complicity in war crimes in Gaza.
Tiffany - Blood Diamonds placard
Photo - Video from last Christmas protest outside Tiffany's
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last Christmas demo outside Tiffany's
VIDEO - last Christmas protest outside Tiffany's
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