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Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   28 March 2020

UK Digital Day of Action for Palestine!

Today we had planned a vigil in Hastings town centre in support of Palestine and to mark 2 years of Gazans protesting against the inhumane living conditions created by Israel's illegal 13 year siege, and also to reaffirm their right - as refugees from Israel's ongoing project of ethnic cleansing - to return to the land from which they or their relatives were expelled. Tomorrow was to be a benefit 'From Gaza With Love.' All this has been called off.

So instead of these actions, the PSC nationally has called for a Digital Day of Action! We send this newsletter out to just over 1,000 people, mainly local people in Hastings, Rye and the Rother area. What we hope is that as many people as possible can get involved in this - sharing, liking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram posts, writing emails to MPs, Ministers, friends, above all getting creative.

#ExistResistReturn #EndtheSiege of #Gaza

Here are some useful links:
PSC's UK Digital Day of Action for Palestine! Facebook page.
PSC's Twitter account.
Online letter to the Foreign Office calling for the UK government to insist that Israel ends its illegal blockade of Gaza:
Gaza: End the Siege.
Hastings and Rye PSC Facebook page.
Hastings and Rye PSC Twitter page.
Useful to see the work carried out by MAP:
Medical Aid for Palestinians.


When we're back to 'normal'

Some photos of our local actions in support of Gaza over the years. Hopefully we'll be back to organising events like these as soon as possible:


News from and about the occupation:

Israel's caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster.

Coronavirus in Gaza: Just 40 ICU beds for two million people under siege.

During the Coronavirus crisis, Israel confiscates tents designated for clinic in the Northern West Bank.

Palestinians Brace for an Outbreak in One of the World's Most Densely Populated Territories.

Can Gaza cope with Covid-19 after years under lockdown?

Microsoft sells stake in Israeli facial recognition company.

Saturday information stalls - in Hastings and Rye.

We won't be running our information stalls until the Covid-19 outbreak has been cleared up. When they re-start, these are the details:

Our weekly information stalls are in the Hastings town centre (weather permitting).
Saturday 12.00 - 14.00

We run stalls on the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. 11 - 1 pm. For information about our next stall (or for anyone in the Rye area who wants to help out), please email.

Hastings and Rye PSC online membership and donations

Becoming a member of Hastings and Rye PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We now have an online membership payment form. It can also be used to renew membership. The work of Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity could not continue without the generous donations from members of the public. If you would like to support our work without becoming a member please visit our shop page here and see the right hand column: Donate to Hastings & Rye PSC.

Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

25 March 2020
28 February 2020
25 January 2020

Keep up to date with our website and Facebook pages:

Hastings and Rye PSC website.             Hastings and Rye PSC Facebook.