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THE CHALLENGES FACING PALESTINIANS – AN EYEWITNESS REPORT

Speaker Niparun Nessa (Oldham NUT)Nefa Nessa (NUT)Nessa was part of an NUT delegation to Palestine in February of this year. The aim of the trip was to continue to develop new and existing links with teachers, trade unionists and activists, while finding out more about the issues ongoing in the area. The delegation stayed in Jerusalem, and also went to Yaffa, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron.

Writing about her trip to Palestine Niparun says  “Palestinians are highly educated and place huge importance on education. Children have to pass through checkpoints to get to school and university and parents refuse to allow the occupation to stop their children from getting the education they deserve. We met many amazing and inspirational students whose smiles I will remember forever!”

Niparun Nessa has been a secondary maths teacher since 2009. She is the Assistant Secretary, Young Teacher Officer, and International Solidarity Officer for Oldham NUT.

Details Thursday 21st Apr 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester

PUBLIC MEETING: WAQAS IN PALESTINE – 3 MONTHS IN HEBRON

Waqas from Manchester Palestine Action recently spent 3 months in Hebron/Al-Khalil where he saw up close the horrors of Israeli occupation and the recent surge in violence. In the most shut-down area in Hebron/ Al-Khalil, Waqas was a witness to these crimes with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and will present his experience to us in Manchester.

Waqas in Palestine“I’m just an average guy from Manchester, who decided to find out what was going on over in Palestine. When I arrived in Hebron, I could not believe what I saw. I honestly thought it was a recent and maybe temporary situation. I was told Palestinians had been living under these severe conditions since 1994 and it has only got a lot worse since October. I could barely put up with the harassment, body searches and checkpoints, I have no idea how Palestinians manage to live under such conditions. Unfair, unjust, inhumane would be an understatement.”  Waqas

Details
Thursday 17th Mar 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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