While Labour nashes its teeth in the dust storm conjured by seasoned Zionists, we will continue to concentrate on the central issue: the recognition that Palestinians are denied, daily, basic rights to movement. Here is the flag planted in the wilds of Scotland this week
Since 1967, 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned by the Israeli authorities. In Sheffield on Saturday a rally in front of the Town Hall was visually helped by use of a wire cage for visual effect. Blindfolded and kneeling, city centre shoppers had to think about more than Topshop.
We are wanting to celebrate the bravery of those who fought for the right to roam , how privileged we are to have that right and how entrapped by occupation and injustice are Palestinians who cannot move from area to area without moving through checkpoints.
The walk will end with simultaneous events right across the UK and in Gaza and the West Bank.
Our campaigning – on BDS, against the ridiculous ruling by the co-op bank, against the equally ridiculous and insipid declaration that PSC is a terrorist organisation, to increase awareness of the injustices suffered by Palestinian people – all these things need funds.
And so does our direct support for Palestinian people – whether through the children’s projects or the scholarship fund.