Seeds Association for Development and Culture supported by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine and Scottish PSC invite you to a webinar:
Friday 16thJuly 5pm BST/7pm Palestine
Speakers: activists from Beita, Palestine and Sheffield
The village of Beita near Nablus in the West Bank is resisting Israel’s objective to fragment the Palestinian population into isolated cantons. An Israeli settler outpost is seeking to cut off the road between Nablus and Ramallah. Since 1967, the villagers have suffered 87 deaths in the face of live fire from the Israeli military. In May, two teenagers, Mohammed Said Mohammed Hamayel (16) and his friend Ahmad Zahi Ibrahim Bani-Shamsa (15) were shot dead by Israeli fire. Six people have been killed in Beita this year as Israeli war crimes against unarmed civilians escalate throughout Palestine.
Beita activists will give a first hand account of their struggle and discuss ways to link with the international solidarity movement to hold Israel accountable.
After the protests – What do we do.Webinar Wednesday 2nd June 7pm.
Today’s attacks on Palestinians are nothing new and, when this wave subsides, Palestinians will still be oppressed and persecuted by Israel within an apartheid regime.
international outcry is huge, people are with the Palestinians, and we can all
make a difference, not just today but for the longer struggle for justice. The aim of this meeting is to give you a view
of Sheffield PSC’s current activities with the idea that others can join those
current activities and perhaps make suggestions for new ones.
There have been some really impressive demonstrations in
solidarity with the Palestinians, congratulations to everyone who attended. Such demonstrations will be seen in
Palestine, and let Palestinians know that they are not forgotten. They
will inspire others to take part.
But there are other forces at work. Expecting the Murdoch
press to tell the truth about Israel, is like expecting Murdoch tell the truth
about climate change, or to phone up the six thousand printers he sacked to
apologise, and offer financial recompense. However, we pay for the BBC. It is supposed to be honest and impartial. I am sure that I am not the only one who
looks or listens to the reporting of Palestine on the BBC with disgust.
A long time ago I gave up complaining to the BBC. They are largely judge and jury of their own
conduct. Even if a complaint is found
valid the BBC policies remain.
However, some of us need to go through the procedures, just
so that we can say they knew what they were doing when they covered up Israeli
This is my complaint about an interview with an Israeli
1. The Israeli spokesman said Hamas too over Gaza Strip in
In fact Hamas won the 2006 election. He was not
2. He stated that Hamas did not want a two state
In fact the Israeli policy of support for the
illegal settlements have made a two state solution impossible. (He was not
3. He stated that Israel has the right to defend
The interviewer refused to ask whether the
Palestinians had the same right.
4. He stated that Israel had no soldiers in the
In fact Israel operates targeted assassinations, a
blockade in land sea and air.
5. He was not asked about the Human Rights Watch
report that stated that Israel operated Apartheid practices against
Palestinians. This would help explain why Palestinians in Israel, Gaza,
Jerusalem and the West Bank are protesting.
What do we do about
the alternative media that we can. Websites,
webinars, Facebook, twitter WhatsApp…..
Sheffield PSC is offering small groups Zoom
sessions on what you can do. Write to us
if you are interested.
In my opinion, at some stage we should protest at
We also need to make our own case for the Palestinians this is my poem.