Arwa, to achieve this short walk into Shuhada Street, had to cross two of the most notorious checkpoints where nine people have been killed in the last six months. The excitement of doing this simple walk shows in the children’s faces. Normally they have to stay inside because of the volatile situation.
The end to end walk to highlight the imprisonment of Gaza and campiagn for the Right to Roam is near the end!
It is now 12 miles from Duncansby Head.
A number of people have traveled from Sheffield to help complete this journey on Saturday.
In Sheffield, we will be gathering in Meersbrook Park to help celebrate this.
The reception the right to roam walkers get is always friendly and interested. The Overscaig Hotel did one better and donated £20
Braving the wind and snow last week, now enjoying a well earned rest at Little Loch Broom.
You can still contribute to the funds raised by this walk for the childrens projects and women’s scholarship fund
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.
Northern Women for Palestine comprises a group of activists who work to stage events across the north of England around International Women’s Day.
They connect the struggle of Palestinian women to the wider movement for justice and rights for all women. The latest visit involved events in Manchester, Saddleworth, Sheffield, York, Hebden Bridge, Bradford and Halifax.
The women pictured above have written about their experience for the Morning Star. We reprint it here.
For further information, contact Annie O’Gara at email@example.com and (0114) 438-2351.
The right to roam walk in 2016 will take Caroline and fellow walkers from Morvich – 50 miles north of Fort William, to John O’Groats. (The full route for the UK 2016 right to roam walk is here)
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.