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Gaza massacre brings demand that our MPs act

Helen Whately and Rosie Duffield – MPs for Faversham and Whitstable – are being urged by constituents to demand action from the British government on Gaza’s plight in the wake of this month’s massacres by Israel of peaceful protesters. Supporters can email their MPs – it takes only a few seconds – via the PSC … Continue reading

Urgent: Save Umm al Hiran village

This week Israel announced the imminent destruction of anĀ entire village. Umm al Hiran is home to over 500 Bedouin men, women, and children, who all face eviction because Israel wants to build a Jewish-only settlement (to be called New Hiran) in their place. The villagers value their indigenous agricultural lifestyle and ask only to be … Continue reading

Appeal: help make young skaters’ dream come true

Our friends at SkatePal have launched an appeal to raise funds for a new skatepark in Palestine, working in partnership with a local non-profit called SkateQilya. SkatePal have discovered a huge interest in skateboarding by Palestinian youth – both girls and boys – who have found it a wonderful way to express their creativity, skills, … Continue reading

Take a minute to support hunger-striking prisoners

1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently on hunger strike against the inhumane conditions they are held in. The PSC is asking all supporters of human rights to contact the Foreign Office to urge the UK government to take action. This important action only takes a minute – the PSC has provided the text … Continue reading

Tell PayPal to stop discrimination

Online payment giant PayPal is refusing to allow West Bank Palestinians to use its service – even though it does serve the illegal settler-colonisers in their midst. A campaign and petition are urging PayPal to end its flagrant discrimination against Palestinians. You can sign the petition here. The campaigning group SumOfUs writes: PayPal does business … Continue reading

‘This is the story of how skateboarding came to Palestine…’

Epicly Palestine’d is the story of how skateboarding arrived in Palestine – and the difference it has made to young people in the West Bank.   ‘A small group of Palestinian teenagers gain the attention of the skateboarding world when they create a skate scene from scratch in the heart of the West Bank – … Continue reading

Join us for the third annual Palestinian Kitchen – and our AGM

  Join us for our ever-popular Palestinian Kitchen on 22 March this year – our third annual feast of home-made Palestinian fare. We’ll also be hearing updates on the current situation in Palestine and we’ll be having a brief AGM – if you would like to stand for one our vacant posts of Treasurer or … Continue reading

Child prisoner abuse: questions for Whately and Brazier

PSC members are being urged to contact their local MPs ahead of a parliamentary debate on 6 January on Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military. Photo from IMEMC and Electronic Intifada Israeli occupation forces are documented as arresting children as young as 12, and possibly younger. They are often abducted by soldiers in the … Continue reading

‘Women can do anything’, declares co-op founder

On 30 October it was an honour for us to host Nawal Slemiah, the formidable, passionate and talented founder of the Women In Hebron handicrafts co-operative. The co-operative has empowered hundreds of women from the city of Hebron and its surrounding villages, it offers a crucial income for families and it preserves and continues the … Continue reading

Crafting Resistance – a tale of women’s resilience, 30 October

The founder of a women’s co-operative in the West Bank town of Hebron will be visiting Whitstable on Friday 30 October. Nawal Slemiah will talk about how her co-op has brought self-reliance to women in the town, the centre of which is occupied by a few hundred extremist settlers who attack local people regularly. Nawal … Continue reading

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