Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   19 February 2016
7th Annual "Open Shuhada Street" Campaign.

Visit our checkpoint in the centre of Hastings.

Saturday 20 February 12.00 - 14.00

For 21 years Shuhada Street has been almost entirely closed to Palestinians.

While illegal Israeli settlers move freely and carry arms, Palestinians face checkpoints, closed military zones, humiliation, severe restrictions on freedom of movement, arrests, vicious attacks and abuse by Israeli settlers

We're hoping for lots of help and support. Please join us. We also plan to build a wall that passers-by can write slogans on
7th Annual Open Shuhada St. Campaign.                 The Shame of Shuhada Street.

Government plans to make boycotts against Israel illegal.

This is a major attack on local democracy. The government's plans will ban local councils from making ethical choices in their financial investments.

Boycott Of Settlement Goods To Become Criminal Offence.

Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions.

Letter to the Independent: Bizarre idea to ban ethical boycotts.

Send a message to the government: UK Government petition.

PSC: take action.

The Golan Heights - Israeli occupied territory.

The world seems to have forgotten the land that has been occupied by Israel since 1967. A friend of a local PSC member has written an account of his visit in 2010 to the Syrian side of the border, with photos, showing the destruction inflicted by Israel:

Memories of Syria.

Right; damage to the Golan Hospital in Quneitra.

The West Bank, settlements and the Two State Solution.

By Miko Peled, author of "the General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine." Article here.

BBC silence on Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qiq.

Mohammed is one of many Palestinian journalists imprisoned by Israel. He was put in administrative detention for six months: a system of endless and renewable imprisonment without charge or trial. He is in a critical condition after 86 days on hunger strike.
Hunger striker Muhammad al-Qiq in "struggle against death"
Giant projection on BBC Broadcasting House condemning BBC's silence on Mohammed

News from the occupation:

Israeli army has killed 49 children since October

Israeli army demolished 24 houses in Jinba and Halaweh

Homes Demolished in the South Hebron Hills

The UN and the Invisible Palestinian Knives of Allege-gate

Attacking churches in Palestine: An Israeli policy since 1948

"Force, might and beatings": Indelible images of the first Intifada

Despite total lack of evidence, Israeli court sentences 'Hares Boys' to 15 years in prison

'Barbarism by an educated and cultured people' - Dawayima massacre was worse than Deir Yassin

We established a state on the mass graves of others (Dawayima)

USA: Discussion of Palestinian rights punished

Saturday information stalls in Hastings

We run the information stall every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank.

Please come along to say hello and support us. You don't have to come every week or stay for two hours but any time is appreciated.

Hastings PSC Membership.
We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and mail it or hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here.

The UK 'Prevent' programme - Stifling freedom of expression

Anti-terror police question schoolboy for wearing pro-Palestine badge

Muslim boy, 10, probed for 'terrorist house' spelling error

A group campaigning against this programme has been set up: Together Against Prevent

Videos and scripts published by "Prevent" can be downloaded here.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Israel launches electronic war against 'global boycott movement'

Diplomatic cables reveal sharp increase in efforts to boycott Israel

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