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Join our protest on Saturday 5th July, 2-4pmopposite the Israeli Embassy, High St Kensington
Palestinians are currently facing a horrific escalation of racism and violence as the Israeli State pursues a strategy of collective punishment following the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers (read PSC’s statement>).
Today we learnt of the abduction and brutal death of a Palestinian teen – 17 year old Mohammed Abu Khdair in what has been described in the press as a ‘revenge’ attack by Israeli terrorists.
Mohammed’s body was found in Jerusalem after a day and evening of Israeli protests that turned into mobs streaming through the streets of the Old City and east Jerusalem chanting ‘Death to Arabs’. Palestinians were pulled from their cars and beaten.
Palestinians protesting against Mohammed’s death on Wednesday were met by rubber bullets and tear gas from Israeli police, with a Palestinian TV crew and protesters injured.
The Israeli leaders incited the mobs, including Netanyahu, by their calls for ‘vengeance’ against ‘human animals’, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon talked about “settling the score”.
Calls for justice for Mohammed’s murder and restraint from our government, are woefully inadequate, given the current situation. The British government must clearly condemn Israel’s incitement to hatred and violence. They must take action to end Israel’s crimes, violence, occupation, racism and apartheid – and end its war on Palestinians.
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Huge BDS victory against SodaStream!
Don't buy SodaStream
On Monday this week, SodaStream announced it was closing its flagship UK store in Brighton. The next day, John Lewis said it would no longer be stocking SodaStream products. For two years, Brighton and Hove PSC has organised a weekly Saturday protest outside the Brighton store.

 

In London, PSC has co-ordinated fortnightly Saturday protests outside John Lewis in Oxford Street, and communicated directly with John Lewis CEO, Andy Street, urging him to put ethical trading before profits. This week’s news constitutes a major victory for our campaigns.
Campaigning works! PSC will now be focusing on other stockists of SodaStream, including Argos and Sainsbury’s. Help fund our vital BDS work Donate now
Unite renew support for Palestinian human rights
Unite Conference overwhelmingly passed a motion at their conference recognising Israel’s status as an Apartheid State and their role colonising Palestinian land.
The conference welcomed reports from the two Unite delegations to Palestine in 2013, organised by PSC, which are helping to strengthen Unite’s solidarity with Palestinian workers and civil society.
Sam Rosenthal speaking in favour of motionSam Rosenthal speaking in favour of Unite Palestine motion
The Conference resolved to campaign and lobby for a free Palestine, including support for boycott divestment and sanctions and particularly against companies involved in the occupation. They also voted to continue to support Palestine Solidarity Campaign, encouraging all branches to affiliate to PSC and encouraging branches and regions to send representatives on delegations to Palestine.
Thank you so much for all the support from Unite members and activists.
Tribunal to hear case against BBC’s reporting on Jerusalem
Jerusalem
PSC, with the support of Friends of Al Aqsa, is using the Freedom of Information Act to try and force the release of documents from the BBC which would reveal how and why the BBC Trust ruled in 2013 that BBC journalists are justified in referring to the whole of Jerusalem as an Israeli city.

 

The BBC rejected the initial freedom of information (FoI) request, and this rejection was upheld by the Information Commissioner’s Office, so we’ve now lodged an appeal at a tribunal, to be heard later this year.
PSC has sent this media release to national and international media.
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