10 December – Human Rights Day: BDS urges the UN to drop G4S

Dear All

Click here to take action in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners.

The following is an update from the BDS Movement addressed to all who have written ‘to the UN urging it to cancel its contracts with G4S, the private security company that helps Israel run prisons where Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to torture.

‘A UNHCR representative has said that the UNHCR in Jordan  “is no longer using G4S”. Now we need to push the UN as a whole to cut all of its contracts with G4S.

Take action now: Join the BDS Thunderclap action!

BDS Movement have ‘set up a Thunderclap social media action, which is like an online flashmob. When you join our Thunderclap, you authorise a Tweet or Facebook post from your account at midday EST on December 10, Human Rights Day.

‘Imagine the power of everyone’s Tweets and Facebook posts posted at the same time, spreading the demands of our campaign to more than one million people. The more people who support the Thunderclap, the louder our message will resound — please be a part of it!

Click here to join the BDS Thunderclap action.

‘Since the start of the current wave of popular resistance by Palestinians, Israel has arrested nearly 2,000 people, many of whom are being held in prisons that G4S helps to run. Let’s take action in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners.

‘Many thanks for your support,

#UNdropG4S campaign

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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