| Dear Lee, NATIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS FOR PALESTINE – SATURDAY 22nd MAY Unite is joining with the UK trade union movement, Palestine Solidarity campaign, CND and Stop the War in calling on the UK government to take immediate action and stop allowing Israel to act with impunity.|
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION – LONDON 1pm – 4pm, ASSEMBLE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT marching to Hyde Park
Israel is relentlessly bombarding the population of besieged Gaza killing around 200 Palestinians, injuring hundreds and destroying thousands of homes.
The attacks were preceded by Israel pushing ahead with attempts to ethnically cleanse Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem. The plans to forcibly dispossess the families is part and parcel of Israel’s attempt to alter the demographic balance of the city, by ethnically cleansing Palestinians, while simultaneously providing financial and political support for illegal Jewish-only settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. As Palestinians protested in Jerusalem against these evictions, and Israel’s ongoing programme of ethnic cleansing, Israeli forces responded with brutality, including an assault on worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque.
In Israel itself, Palestinian Citizens are being subject to violent armed mobs, attempting to drive them from their homes. This violence is part and parcel of Israel’s regime of institutionalised racist discrimination against the whole of the Palestinian population, amounting to the crime of apartheid.
We are calling for implementation of sanctions, including an immediate military embargo to cut the supply of deadly weapons to Israel, and banning the import of goods from Israel’s illegal settlements.
The recent demonstrations on Saturday 15th May across the country were huge, but in the face of Israel’s brutal crimes we cannot stay silent and we must remain on the streets. Join us in protesting Israel’s brutal crimes in the national demonstration on Saturday 22nd May.
IMPORTANT: If you have coronavirus symptoms do not attend protests. Wear a mask, use hand sanitiser, keep social distance.