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?
Some of our most active supporters were away this weekend, at a Boycott Israel Network conference. So we were very pleased with the turnout at the protest at the HSBC Bank. HSBC makes money from the arms industry and helps arm Israel.
On Saturday 16 th February, Musheir El Farra gave a report back on his visit to Gaza. He reported back on Sheffield’s PSC supported children’s projects in Gaza and the most recent project the healing centre in Khuza’a. He also described how the great powers in the region and the USA were trying to undermine the basic rights of Palestinians including the right of return. We had booked the Choir Room but it was too small for the 40 plus audience. Musheir was well received.
A huge amount of effort went into the creation of a healing centre in Gaza. The Yemeni community, Sheffield PSC, Chesterfield PSC, Manchester PSC and many others. The land was acquired, and the building is now completed. This is a great achievement. Our chairman Musheir El Farra has just got back from this and our other projects in Gaza. He will give a report on these and the political situation at this important meeting.
Saturday – 16 February 2019 02:30 PM Choir Room – Victoria Hall Chapel Walk – Sheffield S1
Lizzie Skinner gave an interesting and moving report into life at Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The more people who visit the region to see for themselves the stronger the solidarity campaign will grow and the less isolated the Palestinians will feel.
The talk followed a lovely meal
and an auction.
These events are good for the company, the food, and the cause.
We will give a report of the money raised when we have it.
with a video link-up from Sheffield’s UMIX Centre,
Was to be 2pm to 3.30, Saturday 24th November 2018 It has been postponed due to recent Israeli attacks
The siege of Gaza and the regular Israeli military attacks of the last decade have left a cruel mark on the children. In the attack in 2014 alone over 500 children were killed with the 300,000 children in need of psycho-social support. As a village very close to the border, Khuza’a has again been heavily affected by the brutal and indiscriminate killings by the Israeli military.
Since the peaceful protests began along the Israeli-Gaza border on March 30, 2018, Israeli forces have killed 205 Palestinians and wounded more than 20,000 people in Gaza. One young victim from Khuza’a was 21 one year old volunteer medic Razan Najar. She was killed on 1 June, wearing her white paramedic’s uniform as she went to help treat the wounded.
Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign with Gaza based partners is developing a Healing Centre in Khuza’a to provide some much needed support for children traumatised by Israeli attacks.
Khuza’a is very close to the border with Israel and has been particularly affected by the ongoing attacks. The land for the centre in Khuza’a has been donated by a local beneficiary. The cost of the building came from contributions from Sheffield and will cost £12,600 per year to run.
If you would like to help email the Sheffield NSD play & healing project Steering Group c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday we had our monthly protest at HSBC. The bank profits from the arms industry. In particular it profits from the Israeli arms industry. Israel continues to expand its control over Palestine and deepen its Apartheid rule in the West Bank. It can only do this with Western support.