Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   23 April 2019
Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli jails.

UNICEF says Israel is the only country in the world where children are systematically tried in military courts and subjected to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.'

Prison cells in Hastings and Rye.

To highlight the treatment of Palestinian children prisoners in Israeli jails, we will be constructing mock prison cells in both Hastings and Rye. Please come along to support (We're also looking for volunteer prisoners!):

Hastings (opposite Halifax) Saturday 27 April 12.00 - 14.00

Rye (Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street) Saturday 4 May 11.00 - 13.00.

Article about Israel's treatment of Palestinian child prisoners (a report from a recent Eastbourne PSC meeting): Child Prisoners in Palestine and the Psychological Tools of Oppression.

(Please note that there will be no information stall at Hastings 4 May.).

Hastings vigil for Gaza - to mark the one year anniversary of the Great March of Return.

We staged a Die-in to represent the 268 people killed during the Great Return demonstrations of the past year at the perimeter fence. These peaceful protests have been met with lethal force and the UN says Israeli snipers may have committed war crimes for targeting children, medics, the press and the disabled. We collected £103.54 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Thanks to everyone who came to support.

Article in the Hastings Online Times: PSC marks anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza.
Article in the Hastings Observer: Campaigners stage a 'die in' in town centre in support of Gaza. (image download).

May Day in Hastings.

Wednesday May 1st. The Hastings and District Trades Union Council has organised a day full of events from 7am until 23.00 celebrating May Day. We'll be there at the march (19.00 Cornwallis Gardens) and with a stall and a speaker later on at the East Hastings Sea Angling Club. More information: Facebook page.

Hastings Palestinian Film Festival.

May 10. Naila and the Uprising. The Electric Palace.
May 11. Speed Sisters. The Electric Palace.
May 23. The Wanted 18. The Printworks
More information to follow.

National Demonstration for Palestine on May 11th.

No new Nakba! - End the Siege! - Defend the Right of Return!
Assemble 12 noon Portland Place, London. Facebook page. More information to follow.

In memory of Tom Hurndall.

Tom Hurndall was shot by an Israeli sniper 16 years ago. Tom was a 22 year old British man, a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement.

While the Israeli army was invading the city of Rafah, Tom was pulling children to safety when he was shot in the head. Tom died in a London hospital after spending nine months in a coma.

It's important to remember the life of this brave and principled young man.

In memory of Tom Hurndall.

The Death of Tom Hurndall.

South Africa decides to downgrade its relations with Israel.

This follows South Africa recalling its ambassador to Israel during the Israeli military forces' shoot to kill policy in Gaza last year. Israel and South Africa: A 'downgraded' relationship?

News from the occupation:

Friends mourn Palestinian medic 17 year old Sajid Mizher killed by Israeli army.

Gaza's children face trauma of losing friends, family in protests.

Israel is trying to maim Gaza Palestinians into silence.

Jonathan Cook: How Israel is working to remove Palestinians from Jerusalem.

Young Taylor Swift fan goes to jail rather than serve in the IDF.

Media Blackout as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Cape Town's UCT to decide on Israel boycott on a resolution to start an academic boycott of Israel.

Major South African Artist "Sketchy Bongo" Ditches Israel.


Saturday information stalls - in Hastings and Rye.

We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre (either opposite Lloyds Bank or outside Debenhams) every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014.

We run fortnightly stalls on the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. 11 - 1 pm. For anyone in the Rye area who wants to help out, please email. The next few dates are: 4 May, 18 May, 1 June.

Please come along to either (or both!) of our stalls to say hello and support us: any amount of time is appreciated.

Hastings PSC Membership.
We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

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29 March 2019
26 March 2019
21 March 2019
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