As PSC gathers for its annual general meeting today, it condemns the hundreds of right wing Israelis who have been rampaging through the streets of Jerusalem chanting racist slogans such as “ Death to Arabs” whilst looking for Palestinians to attack, wounding many.

Settler violence has long since become part of daily life for Palestinians in East Jerusalem and throughout the occupied Palestinian territories. These mobs rampaging through the streets represent not a fringe outlier but the extension of a racist system that denies rights and humanity to Palestinians simply because they are Palestinians.

We send our solidarity to Palestinians under attack in East Jerusalem and reaffirm our continuing solidarity with all of the Palestinian people until they enjoy what is their birthright: freedom, justice and equality in their historic homeland.