Speaker for our 10th January Meeting.
Salim Alan from the West London branch of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and will be talking to us about Palestinian child prisoners. On 22nd November Salim was at Westminster lobbying MPs on the need for the UK FCO to exert diplomatic pressure for a fairer situation. In our group we have already seen the material about Amnesty's "50 Years of Occupation" campaign. This focuses on the illegal settlements that Israel has been building inside the West Bank. Any settlement building or expansion can only take place if more land is appropriated from Palestinians. Arrest and imprisonment of Palestinian children is one of the ways of subduing the Palestinian population as a whole. Almost all child arrests take place in villages that are close to settlements.