On 23rd of May 1939 the UK Parliament voted to establish an independent state of Palestine within 10 years.
A group of islanders came together yesterday, 15th of May, joining in a worldwide event which commemorated #Hakba 73 – 73 years since Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homes by Israeli forces.
Orkney Friends of Palestine took part in a silent vigil on the steps of St Magnus Cathedral on Saturday, 4th of July.
OFoP will hold a silent vigil on Saturday, 4th July, between 11 am and noon on the steps of St Magnus Cathedral Orkney. In keeping with physical distancing the group plan to have no more than 5 people taking part.
They are aiming to raise £2,500 which will go towards Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) in Lebanon.
The renowned surgeon and politician Dr Phillipa Whitford is to speak at two meetings in Orkney this week highlighting the impact of Brexit on the NHS and the work she has done as a breast cancer specialist in Palestine.
“Their sense of community is strong within the camp and the commitment to their land is enduring.”
Saturday 25th November, King Street Halls, Kirkwall. Shared supper 6.30 – 7.30pm. Event finishes 9.30pm
“Unlike the UN, and just like those who opposed apartheid South Africa before, Scottish critics of the apartheid regime in Israel will not be bullied into silence.”