On 11th May 2021, Pro-Palestine demonstrators, organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign in protest of the eviction of Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, gathered outside Downing Street before travelling through Central London and arriving at the embassy of Israel.
"As Palestinians protest in Jerusalem against these evictions, and Israel’s ongoing programme of ethnic cleansing, Israeli forces have responded with brutality, including an assault on worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque that has wounded hundreds. Backed by the state and it’s discriminatory laws, settler groups have claimed ownership of the land in Sheikh Jarrah and implemented a creeping takeover of Palestinian homes, aided and abetted by Israeli courts and the security forces. The plans to forcibly disposes the families is part and parcel of Israel’s attempt to alter the demographic balance of the city, by ethnically cleaning Palestinians, while simultaneously providing financial and political support for illegal Jewish-only settlements built on stolen Palestinian land.
The UK government must take immediate action and stop allowing Israel to act with impunity.
It must demand an end to current proceedings to evict these families, and start holding Israel accountable for all its actions, which contribute to the crime of apartheid. This includes through implementing sanctions and banning the import of goods from Israel’s illegal settlements.
In the face of Israel’s brutal crimes, we can’t remain silent! Come together on the streets to demand our government take action."