Thursday, 12 April
41 Fitzroy Square
Palestinians in the besieged Gaza strip began a six-week-long protest last week along the border with Israel, demanding their right to return to their hometowns and for an end to the siege of Gaza. On the first day of these protests, on Land Day, the Israeli military responded to the peaceful protest of unarmed civilians with snipers and drones that killed 17 Palestinians and injured over 1,400.
As the protests continue until the 70th anniversary of the Nakba on 15th May, with Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem soon, and the Israeli government continues to oppress Palestinians with impunity and uncritical diplomatic support from Western governments, we are going to discuss how Palestine can be free. And what can and should the international Palestine solidarity movement be doing?
Leading the discussion will be Kevin Ovenden, who is a prominent anti-war activist and was on the Mavi Marmara, the aid convoy heading to Gaza in 2010 that was attacked by Israeli forces, killing nine activists on board.