The STUC was uncompromising in its backing for a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel until it ends its violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.
Delegates condemned the terrible Israeli assaults on Gaza over the Summer of 2014 which left thousands of Palestinian civilians dead and many more injured and homeless, many of them children.
Sam Macartney, Chair of UNISON Scotland’s International Committee told Congress that we need a clear commitment from politicians to support Palestine rights for world recognition as a nation.
“The campaign continues,” said Sam and told delegates of a range of important events as part of the campaign to end arms trading with Israel.
SPSC End Arms Trade to Israel Conference: 9th May 2015 at 9.00am in the Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow
Nakba Day recognising 67 years of catastrophe for Palestine and its people – exhibitions; history; photographs; videos and personal testimony from Palestinians.: 15th May 2015 11am – 6.30pm George Square, Glasgow. Come for the day or stop by anytime. This will be followed by a Public Meeting at 7pm in Strathclyde University’s student union, 90 John Street, Glasgow. A Palestinian Speaker will speak.
“Let’s show the Palestinian people why Scotland supports their cause. The time to act is now!” said Sam.
21 April 2015