Thursday, 13 May 2021

Please get along to the socially distanced demo in Aberdeen's Marischal Square on Sat 15 May and stand with Palestine

Aberdeen Trades Union Council is urging all our delegates, associates, families and friends to gather in Marischal Square at 2pm on Saturday 15th May to protest against Israel's escalating violence against the Palestinian people.
 
Palestinians are calling on us to protest, to demonstrate our solidarity and to take action.Please bring your signs, flags and banners. Please also observe social distancing and wear a mask. 
 
As Palestinians continue to resist Israel's ongoing programme of ethnic cleansing, on Saturday Palestinians will also commemorate 73 years since the Nakba - when almost 1 million Palestinians were expelled from their homes, hundreds of villages were destroyed and hundreds massacred by Zionist militias - the catastrophe that led to the founding of the apartheid state of Israel. 
Gaza’s health ministry has reported 53 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, including 14 children, with more than 300 injuries.
 
It has been reported that Israel’s war cabinet has approved plans to broaden the bombing campaign, with Israel’s defense minister Benny Gantz threatening more destruction than he ordered in Gaza in 2014.

At that time, he was Israel’s chief of staff commanding the 51-day assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children.

“Gaza will burn,” Gantz said in the video, a direct threat to civilians that may well constitute evidence of premeditated intent to commit war crimes.

 For more information go to the SPSC Facebook event page

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