|. We have called on the UK government to push for an immediate ceasefire – you can read our press release here. |
But these bombings are just the latest in a string of intensified attacks on the people of Palestine. This Saturday 30th March marks one year since the start of the Great Return March which has seen thousands of protesters demonstrating every week for their fundamental right to return to the homes from which they were expelled in 1948 and 1967.
Just last week, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a report which accused Israel of committing war crimes against unarmed civilians along the Gaza fence, including medics, journalists and children. Since the start of the Great Return March, over 200 demonstrators have been killed and over 27000 injured – that’s more than during the entire 2014 war on Gaza.
On top of this, Israel has further entrenched its system of oppression; passing a racist nation state law, maintaining its crippling siege on Gaza, and continuing to rapidly expand illegal settlements in defiance of international law. Meanwhile, Trump’s cuts to UNRWA funding are part of a wider attempt to redefine the refugee status of millions of displaced Palestinians and erase their fundamental Right of Return.
These together represent a serious assault on the collective rights of the Palestinian people. They need our solidarity more than ever, and are calling for global protests to protect their rights – PSC Branches have responded by organising actions at over 20 different UK locations this Saturday!