Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   29 January 2018
Vigil for Ahed Tamimi!
Tuesday 30 January. 16.00 to 17.00   (4 - 5 pm).
Outside Debenhams, Hastings town centre.

16-year old Ahed Tamimi has been in an Israeli military prison awaiting trial for 6 weeks now. Her mother Nariman and her cousin Mohammed "Hamada" Tamimi are also in military custody.

There has been a call for action from a coalition of Palestinian organisations for Tuesday 30th January - the day before Ahed's 17th birthday. Despite the short notice, we think it's important to show as much solidarity as possible with the people of Nabi Saleh - and the Palestinians under occupation generally.

International support for Ahed is growing - this petition has received 1,336,000 signatures: Free Ahed Tamimi. A good source of information on Palestinian child prisoners is the Samidoun website.. Brief information about the arrest and the background in our last newsletter.

If you're involved with social media, please share this event widely. This newsletter can be shared.

Write to Ahed in prison: Ahed Tamimi, HaSharon Prison Ben Yehuda, P.O. Box 7, 40 330 Israel.

A week before Christmas, the Israeli military shot Ahed's 15-year-old cousin Mohammed (photo left) point-blank in the face with a rubber bullet. He was placed into an artificial coma for 72 hours; part of his left skull had to be removed by surgeons, with the bone to be replaced.

It was shortly after this that Israeli occupation forces invaded the Tamimi's courtyard. After pushing Ahed, she slapped the soldiers back. It was later that heavily armed Israeli soldiers arrested Ahed - in the middle of the night.

A date for your diary
Benefit for Palestine. Sunday 4th March 14.00 - 16.00 (2 - 4 pm).

Benefit for Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP). and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Organised by Hastings PSC and the UNITE union. Speakers, music, films, possibly a stand-up comedienne. At the Printworks, Hastings TN34 1HA. More information to follow.

Meeting: "Build the World With Love"

Organised by Hastings Against War. "Using Jewish privilege - in solidarity with Palestinians." Presentation by Leah Levane. Leah joined the largest ever Jewish delegation to Palestine. She took part in direct action with Israeli and Palestinian partners to restore two families to their homes twenty years after their eviction by the Israeli State. 7pm Tuesday 6 February 2018, Quaker Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1SA. More information here. Leaflet can be downloaded here.

News from and about the occupation:

Israel dumps its hazardous waste in the West Bank.

Palestinian child prisoner Razan Abu Sal, 13, sentenced to four months in Israeli prison.

Israeli forces reduce Palestinian home to rubble.

A tale of two girls: Ahed Tamimi and Bana al-Abed highlight media bias.

South Africa tells UN: Israel is only apartheid state in the world today.

Examining "Ten Myths about Israel" by Ilan Pappe.

Meet the spies injecting Israeli propaganda into your news feed.

Israel lobbyists caught in Presidents Club sexual harassment scandal.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

SA Minister Of Sports To Boycott Israel Tennis Match.

Amnesty made the right call when it refused to host Israeli apologists.

Saturday information stalls in Hastings

We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014. This winter we've decided to set up the stall depending on the weather prospects - when it's raining/sleeting/very cold very few people are around in the town centre! Each week we'll decide on the Friday whether to go ahead or not - 'phone number to ring to find out: 07854 486794. Back to normal in the Spring.

Please come along to say hello and support us: any amount of 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 hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

16 January 2018
18 December 2017
21 November 2017
29 October 2017

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