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Last Saturday (19 July), 100,00 protesters marched through the streets of London, from Whitehall to the Israeli embassy, demanding an end to the massacre in Gaza.

This Saturday, they are also calling for an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Hugh Lanning, Chair of PSC, said: “Israel is in violation of international law with its attack on the civilian population of Gaza. Our aid and arms are helping to kill these innocent people in Gaza. Now it’s time for our government to respond appropriately and impose sanctions, in particular an arms embargo, unless Israel ends this bloody campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people.”

Today, PSC, together with MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Jim Fitzpatrick delivered a letter to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, calling for an arms embargo.

In addition to London’s protest, the following demonstrations will take place in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on 26 July:

Salisbury 10.30-12.30 Guildhall

Newcastle 11.30am City Pool

Lancaster 12pm Market Square

Cambridge 12pm Market Square

Doncaster 12pm Town Centre

Sheffield 12pm Town Hall

Leicester 12-2 Clock Tower

Edinburgh 1pm Foot of the Mound

Birmingham 2pm Sparkbrook to the BBC studios

Dublin 2pm Spire O’Connell to Israeli embassy

Southampton 2.30pm Peace Fountain

Cardiff 2.30pm City Hall

Hastings 2.30pm Pier to Town Hall

Preston 4pm Flag Market (the Palestinian flag will be flown over the town hall)

Oxford 4.30pm Carfax

Hebden Bridge daily vigil, town centre