On Sunday November 5th The Big Ride for Palestine organised rides right across the country. One of them in Sheffield. Over 100 riders took part and encountered great joy from passers by and motorists some of the dancing as the riders went past.
We are really pleased to announce that in partnership with Showroom Cinema, we are showing The Stranger, Sunday 11 Dec 4pm Cinema Palestino at the Showroom.
In occupied Golan Heights, a desperate unlicensed doctor subverts his village’s expectations when he accidentally encounters a wounded soldier from the war in Syria:
It is 74 years since the Nakba: a word that measn catastrophe and signifes the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from thier homeland. It is a word Israel has banned from the education syllabus as it reveals the truth of what happened in 1948.
To commemorate the Nakba in 2022 Sheffield PSC will be screening two films at the Yemeni Community Centre on May 13th at 7pm
We will also be holding a rally on Saturday 14th May in Sheffield Town centre at midday in front of the Town Hall, where in collaboration with Badil, we will be joining in a worldwide event to light the Torch of Return.
You can read a strong statement from Badil on the ongoing resistance to the occupation and the meaning of the Nakba here
We are pleased to have worked with the Showroom Cinema to put on 200 mètres a film that premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in September 2020, where it won the BNL People’s Choice Audience Award as part of the Venice Days competition.
Mustafa (Ali Suliman) and his wife Salwa (Lana Zreik) are from two Palestinian villages only 200 metres apart, but separated by the WALL and their different ID permits. Their three children live with their mother in Israel, and Mustafa lives with his mother in the West Bank, refusing to exchange Palestinian for Israeli ID. Every night, they signal goodnight across the divide. Only occasionally can they be together.
One day, his son is in an accident, and Mustafa rushes to the checkpoint where he is denied entry. Desperately, he resorts to hiring a people smuggler and the 200 metres distance becomes a 200-kilometre odyssey full of absurdity and danger.
Showing at the Showroom this coming Sunday, December 5th at 6pm.
Once again Sheffield PSC brings you an amazing calendar to adorn your wall for the whole of 2019, at the bargain price of £5 plus £1.20 postage.
Get them by emailing email@example.com
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
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.
On 22nd February we will welcome Dr Mona Al Fara from the Middle East Children’s Alliance to Sheffield.
Dr Al Fara will talk about the desperate need to help children in Gaza traumatised by war, and siege and seeing their parents and wider families devastated by Israeli aggression.
These accounts were corroborated by the Israeli human rights organisation, B’Tselem. Khuza’a was one of the three areas that suffered particularly badly during the 2014 Israeli attack on the
Gaza Strip. Hundreds of its civilians were killed and large areas of the town were wiped out. Some residents were used as human shields by the invading Israeli army. As a result, thousands of children are still traumatised and in need of psychological help.
land for the building to be constructed on. The building work will be
finished by the Spring of 2018. The existing staff from the Never Stop Dreaming Project, that is already involved with the local community, will be provided with additional training to support children with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Keeping our spaces inhabitable for future generations is a problem world wide. For Palestine and Palestinians, the devastating impacts of occupation is no better demonstrated than with the imperilled state of the water supply in Gaza.
All this and more is fantastically demonstrated in our new calendar pictures from Gaza and infographics from Visualizing Palestine
How to get the calendars
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person: Come to the stall at Nether Edge market on December 3rd
- Calendars are £5 + postage
- Postage is £1.40 for the first calendar and 60p for each additional one
- Please make cheques payable to Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign and send to 118 Upperthorpe S6 3NE