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Palestinians take part in the Great March of Return in Gaza, Palestine, on Land Day, 30 March 2018. A crowd is gathered in a green field, holding Palestinian flags. Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA/Shutterstock

Palestine

The catastrophe facing the Palestinian people is a defining global justice issue of our time.

It is not a conflict between two equal sides. It is an occupation by a powerful military state, armed and supported by the West, against an impoverished, stateless and displaced people. 

For over 70 years, Israel has subjected Palestinians to systematic human rights abuses, severe discrimination, and deadly military force. A fourth generation of Palestinian children are being brought up in refugee camps, in chronic poverty, denied the right to return to their family homes. Over a million Palestinians suffer discrimination over access to public services, land and employment. Israel’s siege of Gaza has condemned its 1.9 million inhabitants to poverty and psychological violence. The construction of the apartheid wall, the military closure of the Jordan Valley, and the annexation of East Jerusalem are creating an irreversible reality of permanent occupation.

Governments around the world, including the UK government, have enabled Israel to carry out this oppression. Israel’s oppressive rule over the Palestinian people relies on the support of countries and companies which back  Israel through diplomatic support, trade and investment. UK-based companies sell weapons and military technology to Israel, which it uses against the Palestinian people. While the UK government does nothing to hold Israel to account,  Israel continues to deepen its repressive rule.  

We support the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice and their call for people of conscience to join Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns to stop businesses and governments from lending support to oppression, and to pressure the Israeli government to respect Palestinians rights and comply with international law.

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Israeli forces training near villages in Masafer Yatta area, West Bank. Photo Credit: Keren Manor, Active Stills

Stop Israel’s Forcible Transfer of Palestinians!

Israel is trying to ethnically cleanse over 1,000 Palestinians from Masafer Yatta, in the occupied West Bank.

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Free Palestinian political prisoners!

Every year, hundreds of Palestinians are arrested and imprisoned without charge or trial.

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Stop Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

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Stop JCB bulldozing Palestinian rights

The UK government must end its complicity with Israel’s settlement enterprise and hold businesses – including JCB – to account.

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Say no to new UK trade deal with apartheid Israel

Show your objection to the UK-Israel trade deal by signing on to our public response to the UK government consultation?

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Defend Palestinian human rights organisations under attack

Israel has banned six leading Palestinian human rights organisations, in an escalation of its targeted suppression of Palestinian civil society.

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End the UK-Israel arms trade.

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No civilian should be subject to military courts

Email your MP to demand an end to Israel’s unjust system of military courts

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