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From the Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Dear friends,

While the Israeli government continues to press ahead with its gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, please support the National Week of Action for Palestine 2020:

#StopAnnexation      #EndApartheid     #SanctionsNow

We would like to request your organisation to please support us with the following:

–       Please help us with publicising the National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine, on Wednesday 2nd December, to your members and contacts, on social media etc: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/virtual-lobby-day-2020/

–       Circulate a message and/or video of solidarity on the day of action, Saturday 28 November from your organisation, and officials and members, on social media:   https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/national-day-of-action-for-palestine-endapartheid-sanctionsnow/

Full details below!

Many thanks and best wishes.

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National Week of Action for Palestine 2020

#StopAnnexation      #EndApartheid     #SanctionsNow

To coincide with the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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Saturday 28 November – National Day of (Digital) Actions => share pictures and videos, with signs and messages, post on social media with the hashtags #StopAnnexation #EndApartheid #SanctionsNow.. etc.

Let’s once more flood social media with our protest!

(Please note that all our activities, including in PSC Branches, will be complying with all current lockdown regulations.)

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Wednesday 2nd December  Virtual Lobby of Parliament for Palestine

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The Israeli government continues to press ahead with its gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, accelerating the ongoing colonisation of yet more Palestinian land. These include plans to proceed with formal annexation. Despite the rhetoric from some of our political leaders that the US- UAE has taken annexation off the table, Israel has made clear that its plans are merely on temporary hold. Netanyahu has stated clearly, speaking after the UAE deal that “There is no change to my plan to extend sovereignty, our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, in full coordination with the United States.”

Meanwhile Israel proceeds with the de facto annexation on the ground. In October 2020 the Israeli government approved 5,400 new settlement units on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank. In tandem, Israel has continued to demolish Palestinian homes and buildings, with 389 Palestinian structures in the West Bank razed from March to August 2020, leaving over 400 Palestinians homeless. And Israel continues to subject Gaza to an ever-tightening land, air and sea blockade, making life insufferable for the nearly two million Palestinians, the majority of them refugees from Israel’s ethnic cleansing, trapped in the enclave. Like Palestinian refugees everywhere, they are denied the right to return to the homes from which they, their parents or grandparents were expelled.

As the TUC the reality recently affirmed, Israel’s current actions are the next “significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid” .The UK government must take action by banning trade with illegal Israeli settlements and implementing sanctions, including a two-way arms embargo, until Israel complies with international law. Public bodies also need to take action to ensure that they are not investing funds or procuring contracts with companies complicit in Israel’s human rights abuses.

#StopAnnexation      #EndApartheid     #SanctionsNow

Activities will include:

25 November Students day of action: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/student-day-of-action-apartheidoffcampus/

Sunday 29 November Online Rally for Palestine: Stop Annexation and Apartheid – Details TBC