Category Archives: Campaign

Demanding the right to roam from John O’Groats to Tel Rumeida

Loch BadanlochOur comrade and ex-Sheffield resident, Arwa,  took 49 children from the hill of Tel Rumeida down into the Old City to celebrate Caroline Poland’s achievement of her Right to Roam walk
Caroline’s walk has been undertaken to show solidarity with those who live under the most repressive situations within Palestine, especially in the West bank, Jerusalem and walking in HebnronGaza.
Children going through a checkpoint
Children going through a checkpoint

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.

Whose is the crime?

in the cage on palestinina prisoners day
In solidarity with the 800,00 people imprisoned by Israel since 1967. Their ‘crime’ was to fight against the occupation

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.

Remembering Palestinian Prisoners Day, Sheffield 16 April 2016

Right to roam walk 2016 is about to start!

From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation
From April 22nd to May 21st The Right to Roam walk will highlight the plight of Palestinians under occupation

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.

Please donate

to raise funds for the Children Projects or via the right to roam giving page for the Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund.

More details on the right to roam walk can be found here