National Protest For Gaza this Saturday: Stop the Killing

Thursday 05 April 2018

Circular No. National Policy NP/64/18/BO

To the Secretary’s all Branches and Regional Council’s

Dear Colleagues,

National Protest For Gaza this Saturday: Stop the Killing

Saturday 7th April, 1 PM - 3 PM
Downing Street, London, SW1A 2, United Kingdom

Palestinians worldwide have commemorated Land Day since 1976, when Israeli security forces shot dead six Israeli Arabs who were protesting the expropriation of Arab-owned land in northern Israel to build Jewish communities. About 100 others were wounded and hundreds were arrested during the protest on March 30 of that year.

Last week Israel deployed hundreds of snipers along the border of Gaza, who opened fire using live ammunition on unarmed Palestinian civilians. Over 1,400 Palestinians were injured, with 773 being shot, leaving 18 fatalities. There was not a single Israeli casualty.

The ‘Great Return March’ will continue until May 15th (coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the 1948 great expulsion of Palestinians from their land, the “Nakba”). The Israeli government, protected from international censure by the shield of western governments, has announced that it will continue to meet any demonstrations with live fire.

The only thing that can prevent more Palestinians being gunned down in the coming weeks is the force and weight of international public opinion so I am asking everyone to make their voice heard by joining this Saturday’s demonstration in London.

The organisers of the Great Return March asked that the only flag to be raised during the march is the Palestinian flag with no partisan or factional symbols. The Palestine Solidarity campaign are also asking all those attending the demonstration on Saturday to respect this and bring no flag other than the flag of Palestine.

Please do all you can to attend.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,

Mick Cash
General Secretary