If you want to help change British Government policy on Palestinian child prisoners then join today and become part of our campaign
Thank you for all the support you have given to the PSC / Action for Palestinian Children campaign for child prisoners.
During December, Geoffrey Bindman, Betty Hunter and Haya Al Farra delivered a petition of almost 5,000 signatures to Downing Street and Alexei Sayle delivered over 900 Christmas cards to Alastair Burt, Minister at the Foreign Office. Read his replies here and here.
There are signs that the pressure is starting to build on Israel to abide by international law.The Jerusalem Postreported on 18th December that the Israeli authorities had cut detention times for Palestinian children.
However, there is no evidence that Israel’s policy changes will make any difference to children. Reports from people on the ground tell us that other changes – on use of plastic ties, rights to lawyers and telling parents where their children are being taken – are not being implemented in any meaningful or institutional way and that the human rights violations continue.
We need to keep up the pressure so we are asking you to take part in the next action in our campaign. Please write to your MP and ask them to sign the EDM 786 in the name of Jeremy Corbyn on the Rights of the Child.
Bronze medal for G4S… for worst company!
Want to help fund our campaigning work against companies complicit in Israel’s occupation? Please donate today.
Thank you to everyone who voted for G4S for ‘worst company of the year’. G4S – charged with being involved with ‘countless cases of violations of human rights abuses’ – came third in the ‘The Public Eye People’s Award’. Read why.
They faced strong competition from Shell – charged with exploiting the Artic – and Goldman Sachs – for pocketing fees which contributed to Greece’s financial ruin –
who came first and second.
The campaign to highlight G4S’s complicity in human rights violations will continue.
PSC member? Coming to the AGM?
Saturday 26 January (tomorrow) is the PSC AGM – our members’ opportunity to make decisions about our policies and priorities for the year ahead. Please note, this event is for PSC members only.
This year it is being held in the London Irish Centre, Camden. If you are travelling by public transport it may be helpful to know that the Northern Line is closed this weekend. Read our travel advice>
News and events
Palestinians killed | Haaretz
Breaking the Silence explain that Israel’s Forces ‘rules of engagement’ do nothing but reinforce the occupation
Stop the Wall activist arrested | EI
Israel’s arrest of Hassan Karajah is part of a concentrated effort to undermine the movement in support of Palestinian rights and BDS.
Foreign Office Questions | PSC
William Hague warned Israel they are losing international support
Psychological trauma doubles | Maan
The UN has reported incidence of psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder have more than doubled in Gaza since Israel’s November war. Almost half are under 9 years.
Israeli elections | Palestinian Mission
For Palestinians, Israeli elections signal deepening occupation – by Dr. Hanan Ashrawi
tonight | Jill Evans MEP & Musheir El Farra |Cardiff
26 Jan | PSC AGM | London
26 Jan | Protest Sodastream|Brighton
29 Jan | Palestinian stories|Hackney
29 Jan | Palestinians under occupation | Wimbledon
For peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism
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