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Public Meeting: EDUCATION IN PALESTINE

EDUCATION IN PALESTINE – THE RIGHT OF EVERY CHILD

ANNIE O’GARA AND PAUL WIMPENEY

FEBRUARY 21st 7pm

ANNIE O’GARA AND PAUL WIMPENEY

Annie and Paul are retired teachers and members of Halifax Friends of Palestine. They have visited Palestine a number of times investigating the provision of education for Palestinian children as well as the difficulties experienced by the children and their families in accessing education. They will also talk about the innovative ways the Palestinians overcome the problems in order to learn and develop their full potential.

FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, MOUNT ST, MANCHESTER.

Book Launch: GAZA: When the sky rained white fire by Musheir El-Farra

Public Meeting & Book Launch

GAZA: When The Sky Rained White Fire

by

Musheir El-Farra

Wednesday 30th January 2013 at 7.00pm

in

Friends Meeting House (behind Central Library) Manchester

“This is a moving and careful account of the effects of the Israeli treatment of the people of Gaza. The stories are of families, in their own words, who have lost children, relatives, land and property, by deliberate Israeli attacks on civilians. It is a human story, told with deep integrity by a son of Gaza. It is a story that cries out for justice. All who think there is a case to defend Israeli actions should read it.” Clare Short (Former Secretary of State for International Development in the Blair Government who resigned over Iraq)

 Leaflet for Book Launch

 

PUBLIC MEETING: PALESTINIAN CHILD PRISONERS

Speaker: Victoria Brittain

According to Defence of Children International about 300 children between the aged 12-17 are held in detention by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) and IDF temporary detention facilities.

Palestinian child prisoners are routinely:
. Shackled, blindfolded, beaten and arrested at night
. Humiliated, strip searched,threatened until they ‘confess’
. Held in Israel up to 90 days without access to a lawyer
. Judged in military courts and held in adult prisons
. Some are held in solitary confinement for months and threatened by dogs

Israel has been condemned by Israeli human rights organisations such as B’tselem and Breaking the Silence for its treatment of child prisoners. In July 2012 the UN Special Committee on Israeli Practices in Occupied Territories noted “the proliferation of cases of detainment, mistreatment – even torture – of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities”.

In July 2012 the UK Foreign Office agreed that “imprisoning Palestinian children inside Israel violates international law “

Victoria Brittain is a former associate foreign editor of the Guardian and a tireless campaigner for human rights throughout the developing world. She speaks and writes regularly to publicise the truth about Palestine.

17 Jan 2013 19:00 – 21:00

Friends Meeting House , 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library , Manchester

Show Solidarity with the People of Gaza! Speak out for Palestine!

Rally for Gaza this Friday from 5pm – Picc Gds (Manchester Palestine Square)

Show Solidarity with the People of Gaza! Speak out for Palestine!
http://tinyurl.com/cmwbp4j

From 5pm Friday 23rd Nov : Rally in Piccadilly Gds in Central Manchester

Called jointly from the recent meeting organised by Stop the War, PSC, and Mab

Donate at this rally towards the collection to help pay for the mobilisation to London on Saturday for the national demonstration.

See short 3 min video of our last meeting here http://tinyurl.com/d2ysm2p

National Gaza Demonstration: Stop Israel’s War on Gaza!

Transport from Manchester to to the National Gaza Demonstration

National Gaza Demonstration: Stop Israel’s War on Gaza!
Saturday 24th November

Manchester Coach tickets £20.00 waged £10.waged. Children free

Coach from Chorlton Street, opposite Chorlton St Coach station Manchester 6.30 am.

To book please emailinfo@manchesterstopwar.org or Text Penny on 07966632027 with the number of tickets you require and your mobile phone number by end of today Thursday at the latest.