Reports and news related to the Israeli aggression against Palestinians and Palestine solidarity actions and campaigns.
See also UK Indymedia - Palestine
Israel launched a new offensive on the people of Gaza last week which claimed the lives of 162 Palestinians. Four Israeli civilians and one soldier have also died as a result of retaliatory rocket attacks.
As of 20th November 23% of Palestinian casualties were children. The youngest victim of the recent Israeli aggression is 11-month-old Omar Al Mashharrawi.
Hundreds of solidarity demonstrations have been held globally and a national demonstration is planned in London on Saturday 24th November. On Friday 16th November a demonstration was held in Birmingham and another is planned for Thursday 22nd outside the BBC offices to protest biased reporting. In Brighton on Saturday 17th November activists locked on to the Ecostream store, a shop owned by an Israeli company that has its main manufacturing facility in the West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim. Later on a hundred strong crowd marched to the store and held a noisy demonstration outside the shop. On Monday 19th a phone and twitter blockade of the company was held.
The same day in Wrexham activists picketed Barclays Bank in protest at Barclays investments in companies supplying weapons to Israel.
On Tuesday 20th a group of solidarity activists occupied G4S headquarters over the company's contracts with the Israeli prison service as well as providing equipment and services to Israeli military checkpoints and maintaining contracts with businesses working in Israel's settlements.
The 'Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid' campaign held demonstrations against London performances of the Israeli state sponsored Batsheva dance troupe at Sadlers Wells on the 19th-21st November as part of a coordinated international campaign. There were also protests both inside and outside of the Birmingham performances at the Hippodrome on the 14-15th November coinciding with the start of the latest Gaza massacre.
Palestinians in the West Bank have also been demonstrating in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Gaza, only to be met with typical Israeli oppression. On Saturday, 31-year-old Rushdi Tamimi was shot by an IDF soldier at a protest in the village of Nabi Saleh. He died of his wounds in hospital on Monday around the time news surfaced that Hamdi Mohammad Jawwad Al-Falah, 22, was killed after being shot four times during a demonstration in the Bir al-Mahjar neighborhood in western Hebron. A baby also died in hospital on Monday after an Israeli tear gas canister landed in his bedroom in Qalandia refugee camp.
A ceasefire was reached on Wednesday 21st of November. However, the conflict is likely to continue if Israel does not end its siege of Gaza and attempts to control the Gazan economy. The need for solidarity with the people of Palestine struggling against Israeli militarism, apartheid and occupation has never been greater.
Upcoming events: Thursday 22nd November - Gaza solidarity demo in Brighton at the Old Steine at 5pm and Die In on the BBC Steps at the Mailbox in Birmingham 6pm-7pm| 23rd/24th November - Don't Dance with Israeli apartheid demos in Plymouth| Hebden Bridge Gaza solidarity demo - meet at the Central Intersection at 5pm| 24th November - Mass Gaza Solidarity demo in London| Sunday 25th - Demo at Ecostream, Western Rd, Brighton, 1-3pm
On Monday 16th July 2012 Smash EDO held a Citizen's Weapons Inspection' of EDO. Kent, Sussex and Hampshire Police used new Police Liaison Officers and a steel wall against demonstrators.Despite this, activists dressed in white suits managed to breach the police cordon and hang banners outside the factory gates and close down the industrial estate by locking-on to the police cordon.
On Sunday 15th July Smash EDO hosted a gathering against the G8, launching a new network. There will be a workshop to plan action against the G8 at Earth First and the next gathering will be 22nd September in Birmingham.
At 1pm on Monday 16th July a group of concerned citizens from Brighton and beyond will be attempting to inspect the EDO MBM factory in Moulsecoomb to further highlight the factory’s complicity in the murder of innocent civilians around the world.
It has long been known that this local company has links with illegal and immoral arms deals and Smash EDO intend to hold them to account. In January 2009 six activists broke in and successfully decommissioned the factory and then waited to be arrested by the police. At their later trial a jury found that their actions were entirely legal as they were acting to prevent war crimes against civilians in Gaza.
This mass action is part of an ongoing 'Summer of Resistance' which has seen almost daily actions by protesters against the factory in May and June and which will continue until the end of July.
Demonstrators will converge at the Level at 1pm.
A call has been made to FITwatchers to kettle the police and to sabotage their new tactic of using Police Liaison Officers to pacify the crowd.
The day before the demo anti-capitalists will be converging in Brighton for a day of plotting and scheming against the 2013 G8, to be held in the UK
Local Contacts for the Weapons Inspection: London: firstname.lastname@example.org | Bristol: email@example.com | Manchester: firstname.lastname@example.org | Swansea: email@example.com
The UK antimilitarist movement is building fresh coalitions against new developments in state militarism. In March activists converged in Bristol to confront an unmanned drones conference and a ‘Disarm the National Gallery’ campaign was launched in London to end arms trade sponsorship of the gallery. This week delegates visiting the annual Counter-Terror conference were met by a counter-protest and Vince Cable's speech at the UKTI conference was disrupted.
Smash EDO, who have campaigned to shut EDO MBM down for eight years are launching three months of action, from May 1st to August 1st, next week with a mayday noise demonstration, a bad music demonstration and a phone and twitter blockade to name just a few of the planned events.
Smash EDO Summer of resistance reports: Picket of Barclays - 27/4/12| A few words on sensationalist journalism, protest bans and the local rag| The Summer of Resistance starts here| Mayday! Mayday! The Summer of Resistance Day One| Day Two: Face the Music| Day Three: Hot on the Wire| Day Four: Surprise! Surprise!| Smash EDO Summer of Resistance Week Two begins| Bikes not Bombs: Smash EDO Summer of Resistance hits the Pedals| Ratchet up the Racket: Summer of Resistance Continues| Summer of Resistance Targets Barclays
“The Israeli government and its army have been for years now using the West Bank and Gaza as their testing ground. The Palestinians are their guinea pigs. The Israeli army uses tear gas that would probably be banned in any other countries in the world. They shoot tear gas, directly at protesters, once again, an illegal act. But a very rewarding one. Israel’s security industry is booming. It’s never been this good. Countries all over the world are buying Israel’s expertise in security, crowd control and weaponry every day. Israeli soldiers are training other countries commandos all over the planet”
From the blog, Bil’in: A Village of Palestine, 02/01/11
On New Year's Eve 2010, whilst much of the world was celebrating, over 1,000 people demonstrated in the Palestinian village of Bil'in against Israel's encroachment on the village's land. Israeli tear gas and rubber bullets rained down on the protesters and Jawaher Abu Rahma, who was watching the demonstration from the sidelines, choked to death as the allegedly non-lethal gas enveloped the village.
CSI Palestine - more details in schNEWS 753
A thousand EDL supporters rampaged through the streets of Leicester on Saturday (9th), attacking locals, anti-fascists and police.
On the Newswire: 1
Brighton's Smash EDO campaign are holding a mass demo at EDO/ITT on Wednesday 13th October. Anti arms trade campaigners plan to lay seige to EDO/ITT and shut them down for the day.
Info for the Day:: The meeting place for the demo is Wild Park Cafe (directions here) at 10am on Wednesday, but people are being asked to arrive on the evening of the 12th. Convergence space will be available. There will be a meeting about the demo at 7pm at the Cowley Club on Tuesday 12th. There will be a timeline on Indymedia and a twitter feed: @smash_edo
Local contacts for ITT's Hammertime: Birmingham - hammertime-brum [at] riseup.net | Bristol - bristolagainstarmstrade [at] gmail.com | Cambridge - hammertime-cambridge [at] riseup.net | Cardiff - val.swain [at] yahoo.co.uk | Cornwall - kernowaction [at] gmail.com | London - hammertimelondon [at] dsei.org | Manchester - info [at] targetbrimar.org.uk | Notts - alex.dable [at] ntlworld.com | Swansea - d [at] undercurrents.org
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No Borders Camp 2010 in Brussels kicks off this Saturday (25th) til the 3rd October, so get yourself to the continent to make a start on creating a world where no one is illegal. Among the objectives of the camp are the denouncing of European migration policy; showing the links between this policy and the structures of capitalism and repression; the blocking of Brussels' deportation system and the organisation of an autonomous safe space for the voices of migrants and activists to be heard.1
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This Saturday (15th) people will be protesting at various places around central London to give the new 'stable, national interest' coalition a warm welcome.
SchNEWS gives a round-up of all the events taking place over the weekend to get your action-hungry teeth stuck into.
The International Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been growing, as Israel continues to beseige Gaza, and take land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The call for BDS was issued by Palestinian civil society in 2004 in protest at the occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land, the unequal status of Palestinians, which has been likened to South African Apartheid which ended in 1994.
On Tuesday 30th March, about 50 activists 'occupied' a Waitrose Supermarket in London's Barbican, in recognition of the Second Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Day of Action. Activists distributed leaflets to customers and explained the action to staff and shoppers before leaving the supermarket to chants of "Free, Free Palestine".
Corporate Watch | EDO Decommissioners | BDS Day of Action | Gaza Demonstrators Support Campaign | ISM London
From the newswire:
Defend the Gaza Protestors | Pickets against Ahava build momentum | UK Company Exporting from Settlements | Russell Tribunal On Palestine|London Dump Veolia Potest - Sat 10th|
Ambulance Targeting Was Based On Turkish Disinformation
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Smashing the Abbas icon of Palestinian non – violence
Anarchists breach DSEI arms fair's online security
World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis Joins the Cry "Nous Sommes Bardo!"
Cycle '48: Remapping the Nakba
Barclays blockaded over arms trade shares
19-12-2014 13:14 | 2 comments
'Grievous Censorship' By The Guardian: Israel, Gaza And The Termination Of Nafeez Ahmed’s Blog
09-12-2014 10:54 | 9 comments
Why the Guardian axed Nafeez Ahmed's blog
04-12-2014 22:13 | 6 comments
Not guilty verdict for Barclays Newport protestors
17-11-2014 00:13 | 1 comment
On trial: Anti-Nato protesters who demanded Barclays divest from the arms trade
10-11-2014 10:17 | 1 comment
Isreali Ambassador Greeted by Protest During Cambridge Visit.
Vigil for Palestine in Edinburgh ahead of commons vote
13-10-2014 00:51 | 2 comments
Mass Lobby of British Parliament for Palestine
Report and media analysis of march on NATO Newport Thursday 4th September 2014
08-09-2014 13:47 | 1 comment
NATO banquet at Cardiff Castle Thursday 4th September 2014
06-09-2014 14:05 | 1 comment
More photos from Barclays occupation in Newport during NATO summit
06-09-2014 11:53 | 2 comments
NATO banquet at Cardiff Castle Thursday 4th September 2014
06-09-2014 11:15 | 1 comment
Barclays Bank in Newport occupied in solidarity with Gaza
05-09-2014 16:08 | 1 addition | 2 comments
Photos and video from Kedem protest in Edinburgh
Glenrothes march and rally for Gaza Saturday August 16th 2014.
Free Palestine Demo in Cambridge Market Square.
March for Gaza, London, 9th August 2014. PICTURES.
09-08-2014 21:03 | 1 comment
Israel said planning to deport African migran
The Gaza Massacre – Implications and Consequences
Growing numbers attend Cambridge Gaza Demonstration (02/08/2014)
Giant "Gaza" artwork appears on Parkers Piece, Cambridge.
Sheffield Protests against the Gaza Genocide
02-08-2014 16:14 | 1 addition
Demo for Gaza in Newcastle Saturday 26th July 2014
Free Palestine Demo in Cambridge 26/07/2014
26-07-2014 17:26 | 1 comment
Close their embassies across the world
21-07-2014 15:54 | 4 comments
Gaza – Vivisection of a Death Cult
Wrexham: Naming the Gaza Dead at Barclays Bank
19-07-2014 22:32 | 2 additions
Wrexham: Standing in solidarity with Gaza & protesting Barclays Bank
18-07-2014 08:00 | 2 comments
Beautiful but wounded Gaza
12-07-2014 00:15 | 1 comment
Antagonizing Palestinians, Australia’s linguistic blunder snowballs
17-06-2014 18:07 | 1 comment
Pope’s unbalanced neutrality in Holy Land
Israeli ties compromise Asian support to Arabs
Supplemental photos to May Day event of Saturday May 3rd
May Day march and rally in Edinburgh
03-05-2014 23:15 | 4 comments
In Birzeit, ‘Trigger Happy’ Israel Vindicates Amnesty’s Report
Cornering a Brave Palestinian Man of Peace
Palestine Today 16 12 2013
Palestine Today 12 12 2013
Palestine Today 11 12 2013
Kerry’s Coup from Mediator to Antagonist
Does Israel Have a Right to Exist?
06-12-2013 19:00 | 12 comments
Syria, Egypt Reveal Erdogan’s ‘Hidden Agenda’
20-11-2013 09:51 | 1 comment
Drying up Ideological Wellsprings of Arab – Israeli Conflict
Bedouin As Well As Palestinians Suffer Under Netanyahu's Rule
18-10-2013 19:16 | 1 comment
Palestine Today 23 09 2013
This Week in Palestine Week 38 2013
Egypt: The Junta helps strangle Gaza.
Palestine Today 19 09 2013
Palestine Today 18 09 2013
Palestine Today 17092013
17-09-2013 18:14 | 1 comment
Resist the attack on Syria - Smash the arms trade - demonstrate 3rd Sept at EDO
30-08-2013 10:41 | 1 comment
The Killers of Peace
14-08-2013 08:31 | 1 comment
Kerry Uses Arabs to Bully Palestinians*
26-07-2013 07:40 | 1 comment
Immutable Egypt – Gaza Bonds*
Palestinian Anarchists in Conversation: Recalibrating anarchism in a colonized country
21-07-2013 20:17 | 1 comment
65 Years of Ethnic Cleansing: Apartheid Israel Rebuked
Support Sireen Sawafteh - Abducted by Israel on the 14 May 2013
Children's Art from Gaza: Report on talk by Rod Cox in Wrexham
Wrexham: Exhibition of Children's Art from Gaza
Activist risks jail,pledges not to answer questions if stopped under Terror laws
11-03-2013 12:46 | 2 comments
UK peace activist faces deportation by Israeli occupation authorities
04-03-2013 12:40 | 3 comments
Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000: A police snooping tool
01-03-2013 13:58 | 1 comment
Open Shuhada Street Action
The verge of the next intifada.
Palestinians Disqualify U.S. as Peace Broker
22-02-2013 08:45 | 1 comment
Dr Azzam Tamimi – The Arab Uprising and its Effect on Egypt & Palestine
11-02-2013 21:16 | 4 comments
Israel Fuels Syrian Fire, Risking Regional Outburst
The Jordan Valley: Urgent appeal for action and support
24-01-2013 18:38 | 2 comments
Uri Davies - Britain's Legacy in Palestine Conference 2013
#G4S and the E1 Settlement Expansion
Palestine: Urif under attack
Winter in Parliament Square
Remembering the dead in Gaza this Wednesday at EDO
Israel’s Doomsday E-1 Settlement
Day of action against SodaStream, Monday 10th of December
Union branch votes for one-state solution for Palestine
Palestinian As One
27-11-2012 03:55 | 2 comments
Batsheva Performance Disrupted For Third Night In Sadlers Wells
22-11-2012 12:02 | 2 comments
Gaza Solidarity Demo in Cambridge.
19-11-2012 23:30 | 3 comments
Operation Pillar of Cloud -- Self-Defence or Genocide?
Callout for support and SodaStream communications action 19/11/12
17-11-2012 18:04 | 1 comment
Gaza: The Litmus Test - Again!
Siding with the Zionists: How the corporate media misreports the attack on Gaza
16-11-2012 20:31 | 1 addition | 5 comments
This Week in Palestine week 46 2012
Israeli state funded Batsheva Dance performance disrupted
Yearly Smash EDO Halloween demo, Wed 31st, 4pm
G4S complicit in torture of children - Protest outside London HQ
Veolia Row at Canterbury City Council
Examining Many Of Mormon Candidate Mitt Romney's Debate Lies
04-10-2012 20:25 | 1 comment
Autumn in Parliament Square – Barbara Tucker arrest number 46
Letter from American Under arrest in Israel asking for Solidarity
3 British Citizens & 1 American Beaten by Army and Imprisoned in Israel
26-09-2012 06:46 | 1 comment
14-09-2012 15:52 | 1 addition | 1 comment
Protest for Palestinian hunger strikers as Israel withholds medicine
Israeli court finds that Rachel Corrie's death was a 'regrettable accident'
28-08-2012 13:50 | 8 comments
Smash EDO blockaders found guillty, appeal planned
Public sector cuts
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