Sunday, 6 March 2011

Palestine and the apartheid wall

Palestine and the apartheid wall - life under occupation in 2011
Public meeting hosted by Tyneside Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Monday 14 March · 7:00-8:30pm
Muslim Welfare House, 6 North Terrace, Spital Tongues, Newcastle

I've recently returned from a trip to the occupied West Bank - visiting major cities and towns including Jerusalem, Hebron, Jenin, Ramallah and Qalqilya - and will be reporting on what I saw and the discussions I had with local Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.

At the meeting on 14 March there will be a particular focus on the impact of illegal settlements, military checkpoints and the separation wall on people in the West Bank, especially in Qalqilya - a border town completely encircled by the wall (it's also the place Newcastle is developing twinning links with).

There'll be time to discuss what Palestinians are doing in response to the ongoing abuses of their human rights - and what we can do here to provide political and practical solidarity with them. Please join us!

Read my 2 posts about the visit:

Letter from Palestine: life under occupation
Qalqilya: frontline of Israeli colonisation


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