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A fantastic demonstration was held in London on Nakba day, with over 500 protesting against the Israeli politician, Tzipi Livni, who is wanted for war crimes. Livni was one of the architects of the Israeli attack on Gaza 2008/09 which led to the deaths of 1,417 Palestinians – 313 of them children – and injured 5,303. To prevent her arrest, the British Government shamefully issued Livni with a certificate of immunity from prosecution for her stay.
Photo credit: Neil Kirtlan
What kind of State is it whose Justice Minister has to evade justice? And what does it say about the UK that we protect foreign visitors from facing the law for the most serious crimes of all? PSC was quoted challenging the decision in the Guardian>
Livni was speaking at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel at a Jewish National Fund event on 15th May – the day when annually Palestinians commemorate the Nakba – their catastrophe. In 1948, 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes by Israeli Zionist militia, creating the world’s largest refugee population. Palestinian men, women and children were massacred, and their homes and villages destroyed. The JNF was complicit in this act of ethnic cleansing and continues to expel Palestinians from their land, yet it enjoys charitable status in Britain.
Other events took place around the country to commemorate the Nakba and raise awareness of Israel’s continued ethnic cleansing. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli Forces in demonstrations at Ofer.
More Palestinian children suffering solitary confinement in Israeli detention facilities, new study finds
Palestinian hildren suffer abuse at the hands of the Israeli detention system.
“Solitary confinement for detained Palestinian children was used in 21.4 percent of cases in 2013,”
In 34 out of 40 cases (85 percent), the children are detained “during the middle of the night by heavily-armed Israeli soldiers” while in 38 out of 40 cases (95 percent), neither the parents nor the child were told the reasons for arrest, says the study.
“Interrogations tend to be coercive, including a variety of verbal abuse, threats and physical violence that ultimately result in a confession” says the report.
Many of these children are being held in G4S run facilities. Help us to step up the campaign against G4S violations. We will be protesting outside the G4S AGM in London on the afternoon of Thursday 5th June – keep that date in your diary (more details soon). Join our call for G4S to withdraw from all Israeli prisons.
Please support our petition calling on G4S to withdraw from Israeli prisons, and end its involvement with Israel’s human rights abuses. We will be handing this in at the G4S AGM in June, 2014.
So far more than 1,300 of you have signed up. Sign our petition to the G4S chairman and help us get that to over 2,000.
Join PSC South Snowdonia Sponsored July Walk
Photo credit: Adrian Snood
The 2014 sponsored walk to raise vital funds for PSC campaigning, will be held between 11-13 July in the stunning scenery of South Snowdonia. Walkers will be accommodated at the Kings Hostel, just below Cader Idris and near the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. Please sign up to enjoy the delights of walking in this wonderful area while raising money for PSC campaigns and meeting and learning from other activists supporting Palestine. You can either take part in the sponsored walk or donate to the walker.
PSC’s London comedy gig is now completely sold out but you enter our competition to win 2 tickets! For a chance to enjoy an evening of comedy with: STEWART LEE, SHAZIA MIRZA, AVA VIDAL, JEN BRISTER, NISH KUMAR simply sign up below.
News and events
Lawyer for Jerusalem’s poor, tortured in Israeli prison, found hanged | EI
When artists go to war: inside the PLO’s information department | Guardian
The Palestinian Revolution was fought with posters and films as well as rocks and bullets. As a new exhibition opens, Nicholas Blincoe looks at the work of the PLO’s information department / The Guardian.
Israel’s Channel 10 reports on settlement boycott activities in London
Photos of the protest outside John Lewis’ Oxford Street store on Saturday.
Plan B for Palestine & Israel | Shifting Ground
Former Labour MP, Martin Linton, advocates the use of sanctions to make political progress.
Israel fears rightists might carry out massive hate crime during papal visit | Haaretz (pay wall)
There are growing fears that extremist Israelis are going to perpetrate terrorist acts against Palestinian Christians during Pope’s visit.
Visualising Palestine: How the Israeli ID system implements Palestinian segregation
Closes 27 May – Exhibition: ‘Haneen lil watten’ – The Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, EH3 9BZ, Edinburgh Read More
Closes 30 May – The World is With Us: Global Film and Poster art from the Palestinian Revolution, 1968-1980 –Read More
Friday 16 May – Jaffa’s Crumbs – art 4 the Nakba Day – The Anatomy Museum, King’s College, The Strand WC2R 2LS , London Read More
Fri 16 May – Special Meeting with Palestinian member of the Knesset Dr. Jamal Zahalka MK – Friends House, Mount Street, Manchester Read More
Sat 17 May – Weekly Protest Against Sodastream in Brighton – Outside Sodastream/Ecostream shop, 142 Western Road Read More
Sat 17 May – Nakba Commemoration: An evening of dance, poetry and music – St John’s Wood Church, NW8 7NE, London Read More
Sun 18 May – Bristol sponsored walk for Palestine 2014 – Read More
19-25 May – Palestinian Ashtar Theatre Presents: This Flesh is Mine – Testbed, 33 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP, London Read More
Sat 24 May – Weekly Protest Against Sodastream in Brighton – Read More
Sat 24 May – Brighton to Palestine with ♥ love – Brighthelm Centre (close to Brighton Railway Station), North Road, Brighton Read More
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