British university students encouraged to unite in working for Palestine regardless of differences in political and religious affiliations.
By Middle East Monitor | Oct 19, 2020
‘Black Lives Matter has become a target for Israeli groups, because the movement supports Palestinian human rights’.
— Nasim Ahmed, a political analyst at MEMO
The Association of Student Activism for Palestine held an online conference on Saturday, under the banner of “Justice for Palestine”. The intention, said the president of the association, Yahya AbuSeido, was to raise awareness about the Palestinian cause and promote campus and student activism at British universities.
AbuSeido urged students to unite in working for Palestine regardless of differences in political and religious affiliations. To this end, he suggested that new students should join their university Palestine societies. “This is a human rights issue,” he explained, “especially regarding Palestinian refugees and their legitimate right to return to their land.”
Prominent researchers, activists, and experts in Palestinian affairs took part in a series of seminars throughout the program, among them Professor Ilan Pappé, American activist Miko Peled and student activist Adela Muhammad.