Saturday, 17 June
The victory of the Palestinian prisoners after 40 days of hunger strike and Trump’s decision to hold off from moving the US embassy to Jerusalem show that Israel’s plans can be stopped by protest and resistance. Prisoner Ahmed Sa’adat wrote from jail:
“It came through the support of Arab popular forces throughout the Arab world, and through the support of all of the forces of freedom in the world, including popular movements and organizations, solidarity committees, parliamentarians, social justice movements confronting imperialism and globalization, and the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. To all of those who participated in the actions of solidarity with our strike to bring it to its honorable conclusion, we send all of our greetings and appreciation, especially to the families of the martyrs, the wounded and the prisoners.”
Zionist apartheid is on the back foot but the occupation remains. Palestinians in Gaza suffer constant blackouts and water shortages; settlements and settler violence in the West Bank are intensifying; protesters are still being arrested and jailed, even if the hunger strike has won an improvement in their conditions; 8 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire in May. We have to step up our solidarity work on the streets of Britain. Join us in protest and build the movement in Manchester.
Victory to Palestine!
Free the prisoners!
Break Britain’s links – boycott Barclays, M&S and G4S!