20 January, Manchester: Protest – Free Palestinian Political Prisoners – Stop Arming Israel

Saturday, 20 January
12:00 pm
Piccadilly Gardens
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Protest in Manchester against Israel’s detainment of over 6000 Palestinian political prisoners! Take action to tell the UK to Stop Arming Israel!
12pm Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre – this Saturday 20th January

Roughly 20% of the Palestinian population and 40% of the Palestinian male population of the West Bank and Gaza have served time in Israeli jails since Israel occupied the territory in 1967. Over 6000 Palestinian political prisoners are currently locked up in Israeli military prisons, hundreds without charge and over 300 of them are children,

16 year old Ahed Tamimi has just had her imprisonment extended in Israeli jails, a young Palestinian girl who has already spent the Christmas period and New Year in Israeli prison and remains imprisoned by an illegal occupying force. She challenged heavily armed Israeli soldiers in her own court yard, the same day her fifteen year old cousin had earlier been shot in the face and was sitting in an induced coma in hospital. Over 300 other Palestinian children remain imprisoned. In October 2017, 8 out of 40 Palestinian children arrested were subject to torture.

Resisting Israel’s brutal and illegal military occupation of Palestine is a duty not a crime. Join the Protest in Manchester this Saturday and call for the release of all Palestinian political prisoners. Don’t turn your backs on Ahed Tamimi and the other children still locked up in Israel. Take to the streets and tell the UK to Stop Arming Israel!