SATURDAY 4th JULY // DAY OF ACTION AGAINST ANNEXATION
#StopAnnexation #SanctionsNow #EndApartheid
The Israeli government has made its intentions clear. Starting in July they plan to unilaterally annex large swathes of the illegally occupied West Bank, declaring the territory an integral part of Israel proper. Annexation, illegal under international law, is the forcible and unilateral acquisition of territory over which it has no recognised sovereignty and to make it an integral part of the state – in this case, Israel.
This act would be the culmination of years of land theft, displacement of Palestinians, and illegal settlement of occupied Palestinian land.
While solidifying its grip on Palestinian land, Israel will continue to ramp up its system of institutionalised racist discrimination against the Palestinian people as a whole, whether under occupation, as second-class citizens in Israel, or in exile, treatment that amounts to the crime of apartheid under international law. In this vein, the Israeli government have already announced they will not grant Palestinians in annexed areas citizenship rights.
The international community has a duty to respond to such egregious violations of international law. Palestinian civil society has called for “effective action” by nation-states to stop annexation. This means applying international law on trade with illegal Israeli settlements, and enacting sanctions, including by placing a two-arms embargo on Israel.
Stand up on July 4th and call on the UK government to implement sanctions immediately to halt annexation.
Complying with Coronavirus restrictions, we are calling for groups made up of no more than 6 people, adhering to social distancing regulations, to demonstrate by holding signs with the slogans Stop Annexation, Sanctions Now and End Apartheid.
This day of action is organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign; and supported by: Amos Trust; Artists for Palestine; Campaign Against the Arms Trade; Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); Europal Forum; ICAHD UK; Jewish Voice for Labour; Labour and Palestine; Muslim Association of Britain; National Education Union (NEU); Palestinian Forum in Britain; Palestinian Return Centre; Stop the War Coalition; Unite the Union; War on Want.
How To Participate
- Print out the relevant graphics at the bottom of this page depending on the size of your group
- Choose a location to stand while adhering to social distancing regulations
- Take a picture, post across social media and tag us @PSCupdates & make sure to include the hashtags #StopAnnexation #SanctionsNow #EndApartheid
- Change your Facebook Profile Photo Frame to show your solidarity
Email us for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphics for a group of 6 people:
Graphics for a group of less than 6 people:
LOCAL BRANCH SOCIALLY DISTANCED ACTIONS (MORE TBC)
Brighton: Clocktower, Midday
Bristol: Water Fountain, 2pm
Chichester: Market Cross, 1pm
East London: Altab Ali Park (Midday), Council East Ham High St (Midday), Mile End Park (2pm),
Exeter: Bedford Square, 12.30pm
Hackney: Narrow Way, E8 1JB, 1pm till 2pm
Lambeth & Wandsworth: Herne Hill Precinct and Brockwell Park Entrance, 4pm
Northampton: Abington Park Bandstand, 2pm
Nottingham: Market Square, Midday
Orkney: Outside Kirkwall St Magnus Cathedral, 11am
Plymouth: Sundial, 11am
Reading: Town Hall, 1pm (Organised by Kairos Reading)
Sheffield: Town Hall, Midday
Southampton: West Quay Above Bar, 11am
York: Parliament Street, 11am
+ MORE TBC!