On Saturday 1st June we protested outside HSBC on Fargate. HSBC ptofits from the arms industry. Specifically it profits from arming Israel. A presence on the street enables us to talk to members of the public and explain the nature of the oppression of Palestinians, and the British Government’s support for Israel. Join us the first Saturday of each month.
On Saturday 18th of May there was a rally outside Sheffield townhall to commemorate 71 years since the Naqba.
Musheir El-Farra speaking at May day rally. He brought solidarity message from unions in Palestine. His message that Palestinians were being oppressed and that resistance to oppression and solidarity with the oppressed are not anti Semitic went down well.
The annual newsletter from the Fund is online. It includes interviews with some of our students, including a nursing student Waed Barjat Abu Sweerih. She had a message for the Fund: ‘Thank you, Sheffield Women’s Scholarship Fund. You brought us out of our homes to learn and become stronger and you gave us hope, which is most needed in Gaza’. Read more here
This is Sundus Azza. She is from the campaign to open Shuhada Street. At a meeting in Sheffield on Tuesday she described the daily humiliations and provocations caused by a small group of Zionist settlers defended by 2,000 Israeli soldiers. Hebron is the most populous city in the West Bank, Shuhada Street was the main market area. In 1994, an American Zionist Goldstein murdered 29 Muslims at prayer. Palestinians demonstrated, Israeli military stepped in. The road has been closed to Palestinians ever since.
In a dignified calm voice she described how she was attacked by a settler Zionist, then arrested by the Israeli military for the incident. One Israeli settler killed a Palestinian, unusually he was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in his house. The people of Hebron face rubber bullets, arrest, violence, and even bullets. See more here. Her powerpoint is here.