On Saturday Feb 1st, in response to the declaration by Trump and Netanyahu that Palestine was annexed by Israel, people from Sheffield together with Palestinian comrades gathered in front to the town hall.
Brother of Sheffield based activist Shahd Abuslama, Majed , and two other activists are facing a trial for disrupting a representative of the Israeli state and exposing her complicity in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in #Palestine.
A great demonstration of solidarity from this magnificent crowd who joined this public court hearing at 8 am to make it loud and clear: Enough with silencing the Palestinians’ cries for justice!
The whole world should be concerned that anti-Racist activists are being put on trial for standing on the side of a people facing the only remaining colonial and apartheid regime in our modern history, not those racists maintaining this criminal colonial occupation and apartheid.
Israel cannot continue committing crimes against humanity in daylight with impunity. This cycle of impunity, ongoing since the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948, needs to be broken. It’s long overdue but time to hold Israel accountable!
Why cannot they see they are putting the wrong people on trial?
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The International Women’s Day event this year was entitled: ‘Women of Palestine: the ongoing Nakba‘
2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the process of ethnic cleansing and colonisation that continues to this day, so the choice of theme for our events this year was obvious.
A photographic exhibition displayed remarkable UNRWA archive images from the Nakba and Naksa. These images were accompanied by modern-day photos to bring the story up-to-date as well as a film and other media about how these events affected a family from Aida Camp.
You can find the full report and more images here
An emotional address from a number of Palestinians was given in front to the town hall on Saturday 12th May as part of the Nakba vigil in Sheffield.
Re-telling their family stories of escape in 1948 and determination to return – and to remember – showed us how pathetic was the prediction from Ben Gurion – and how stupid its current proponents – that ‘Palestinians will forget’ .
Palestinians do not forget and nor do their supporters.
The right to remember is indivisible and cannot be demolished however many houses are raised to the ground.
A great turn out day saw HSBC in Sheffield’s Fargate shut.
Bank security hurriedly closed the doors when they realised boycotteers were going to do an action.
Two of Shefield PSC managed to be in the bank. Meanwhile outside, about 20 others ensured that shoppers and walkers got to understand what the noise was about.
Even HSBC customers locked out of the bank showed awareness and understanding when it was explained how this is similar to the Barclays boycott so many years ago.
The Israeli policy of erasing memory is cutural as well as physical. Aside from
- murdering Palestinians this month on the Great March of Return in Gaza,
- on top of the history of house demolitions
- and right at the start, during the Nakba, the flattening of over 500 villages and subsequent erasure of them,
the Nakba law, deprives Israeli public institutions, including schools, universities and libraries, of funding should they mark the Nakba, and is aimed at erasing memory.
70 years from the Nakba, let’s defy Ben Gurion’s prediction that while many have died, those alive will not forget.
Many of you will know that there are actions around the world as part of an extended Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) – that have been taking place since February. This is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
This year will be 70 years since the Nakba and over 50 years of occupation. Palestinians still have the keys to the buildings their families fled from all those years ago, symbols of hope, of yearning and of resistance.
The IAW actions are part of a global resistance to stand with Palestinians and take action in our daily lives.
On March 9th, Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund and Northern Women for Palestine (NWfP) jointly staged an event called “Women of Palestine: the ongoing Nakba” at the Central United Reform Church. The event was also staged in 7 other northern towns by NWfP.
The talk by Ramzy Baroud this afternoon has been cancelled
Apologies to all