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Liverpool Friends of Palestine is affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which campaigns for justice for Palestinians.

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Liverpool Friends of Palestine is affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which campaigns for justice for Palestinians.

Welcome to the website of Liverpool Friends of Palestine.

On other pages you will find out more about what we do. You’ll also find some recommendations of books, films and so on and some links to other organisations. There’s a ‘basic history’ in the ‘Palestine’ section and there’s even a quiz to test your knowledge!

Elsewhere on the net, we have a Facebook page and you can just follow this link. You can also follow us on Twitter at @Livfop.

On this page we list some events coming up shortly, at which you are welcome to join us:

FEBRUARY

Saturday 6th, 12 noon to 2pm - our monthly stall, with leaflets and a petition, is at the bottom of Bold Street. Come and help out for half an hour.

Wednesday 10th, evening - The performance poet Remi Kanazi is leading a night of spoken word and poetry at the University Guild of Students. There is a Facebook event page HERE. Tickets (advisable) are £8 / £5 and can be bought online HERE or at News from Nowhere bookshop.

Friday 12th, 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start - Bil'in QUIZ NITE will be at the Unitarian Church on Ullet Road L17 (corner with York Avenue). Entrance is £8 / £5, there will be food (donation) and there will be Palestinian goods for sale. Come and pit your wits: there are some things that we do not know that we do not know!  Proceeds go towards our solidarity work with the West Bank village of Bil'in.

Saturday 27th, evening - Party for Palestine at 24 Kitchen Street (in the Baltic triangle) and raise funds for the Transplant project that conducts kidney transplants in Gaza. Organised by the University Friends of Palestine group.

 

MARCH

Wednesday 2nd, 7.30pm - our usual monthly meeting is in the Methodist Rooms above News from Nowhere bookshop on Bold Street. Agendas etc are sent out separately to members.

PALESTINIAN CHILD PRISONERS

There was a debate in Parliament on 6 January about Palestinian children in Israeli military custody. In 2012 the UK government sponsored an investigation which made over 40 recommendations. These have been almost entirely ignored and the treatment of children is still an international disgrace. You can read the whole of this very full and informative debate in Hansard (THIS is the link, scroll down to page 77 for the debate in Westminster Hall). Of our local MPs, Peter Dowd (Bootle) expressed outrage at the blindfolding of nine-year-olds when arrested. Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside) made more than one intervention in favour of the Israeli state.

CURRENT  PETITIONS

The Co-op Bank - you may have seen that the Co-op Bank has declared it will not hold bank accounts for organisations that link in any way with Palestine. Organisations like Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which have banked with the Co-op Bank as a point of principle, are having their accounts closed. THIS PETITION invites the Co-op Bank to change its policy.

 

#Free Abu Sakhar - among the many Palestinians held by the Israelis in 'administrative detention' is a circus performer Abu Sakhar. He has been held in prison without charge or trial since 14 December. Details about the campaign to free him are HERE. Amnesty International also have an action alert which you can find HERE.

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Badu Ka'abne kindergarten - this is an EU-funded facility for Bedouin children in the West Bank, which the Israeli authorities have ordered to close. A petition calling on the UK government to intervene can be found here.

 

Save Ashraf Fayadh - this Palestinian poet faced execution by beheading at the hands of the Saudi Arabian government for 'crimes' including apostasy.The sentence has recently been reduced to eight years imprisonment and 800 lashes. There has been worldwide protest about his detention and trial, which you can read more about HERE.

 

 

 

 


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