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Palestinians take part in the Great March of Return in Gaza, Palestine, on Land Day, 30 March 2018. A crowd is gathered in a green field, holding Palestinian flags. Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA/Shutterstock

Palestine

The catastrophe facing the Palestinian people is a defining global justice issue of our time.

STATEMENT ON PALESTINE (OCTOBER 2023)

It is not a conflict between two equal sides. It is an occupation by a powerful military state, armed and supported by the West, against an impoverished, stateless and displaced people. 

For over 70 years, Israel has subjected Palestinians to systematic human rights abuses, severe discrimination, and deadly military force. A fourth generation of Palestinian children are being brought up in refugee camps, in chronic poverty, denied the right to return to their family homes. Over a million Palestinians suffer discrimination over access to public services, land and employment. Israel’s siege of Gaza has condemned its 1.9 million inhabitants to poverty and psychological violence. The construction of the apartheid wall, the military closure of the Jordan Valley, and the annexation of East Jerusalem are creating an irreversible reality of permanent occupation.

Governments around the world, including the UK government, have enabled Israel to carry out this oppression. Israel’s oppressive rule over the Palestinian people relies on the support of countries and companies which back  Israel through diplomatic support, trade and investment. UK-based companies sell weapons and military technology to Israel, which it uses against the Palestinian people. While the UK government does nothing to hold Israel to account,  Israel continues to deepen its repressive rule.  

We support the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice and their call for people of conscience to join Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns to stop businesses and governments from lending support to oppression, and to pressure the Israeli government to respect Palestinians rights and comply with international law.

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The UK government is trying to restrict our collective right to campaign for justice. Show your opposition to the government's anti-boycott bill.

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Email your MP to demand that the UK government ensures the basic human rights of Palestinian political prisoners are upheld

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It's important for Palestinian political prisoners to know that the world sees Israel’s injustices.

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Stand with Palestinians against Israel's onslaught

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Barclays has a responsibility to end its complicity in Israel’s war crimes and violations of international law.

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Defend Palestinian human rights organisations under attack

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Stop Israel’s Forcible Transfer of Palestinians!

Israel is trying to ethnically cleanse over 1,000 Palestinians from Masafer Yatta, in the occupied West Bank.

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End Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip

Since 2007, Israel has imposed an illegal land, air and sea blockade — effectively turning the Gaza Strip into the world’s largest open-air prison by preventing the free movement of people and goods. End the siege.

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Stop JCB bulldozing Palestinian rights

The UK government must end its complicity with Israel’s settlement enterprise and hold businesses – including JCB – to account.

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No civilian should be subject to military courts

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No UK arms for Israel

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