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Film: Where Should The Birds Fly

Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the…

Image by Mohammed Al Baba/Oxfam

Background: End the Siege on Gaza

End the Siege on Gaza Background For the last ten years, the densely populated occupied Gaza Strip has been besieged by Israel, by land, sea and air. 1.8 million Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are refugees, are effectively trapped. After three major military assaults by Israeli forces in the last eight years, resulting in…

Press release: PSC joins in global Nakba commemorations this weekend

The anniversary of the Palestinians’ dispossession and violent removal from their indigenous land in 1948 will be commemorated across the globe this weekend. Across continents, from Australia to South America, Europe to Africa and North America, events will be held on 15 May to mark what is known to Palestinians as the Nakba. In London,…

The Nakba: Background information

Background | Day-School Conference | All Events | Resources Every year Palestinians mark the Nakba – “catastrophe” in English – when in 1948 around 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes during the creation of the state of Israel. 500 villages were destroyed in a premediated campaign, and their inhabitants never allowed to return.…

Vigil for Gaza: Friday 10 July

  Vigil for Gaza: One year on Friday 10th July, 5.30-7.30pm, Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street, London   We invite you to join in a vigil to remember the Palestinians killed in Israel’s massacre last summer. We will be reading out the names of the children killed last year, and inviting you to lay your…

Vigil for Gaza: One year on. Join us on 10th July

In July 2014, Israeli land, sea and air forces began a sustained and devastating assault on Gaza, terrorising the Palestinian population of 1.8 million for 51 days until, eventually, more than 2,000 Palestinians had been killed and much of Gaza reduced to rubble. The horror of those days must never be forgotten. Entire families were…