The sentence came after Judge Rowlands refused to allow evidence of Israel’s war crimes to be heard at court, and would not allow the defence to make the argument that their actions ‘prevented a greater crime’ or ‘acted to save lives’… Following the sentencing, Palestine Action said: “The four activists are the longest serving prisoners for taking action with Palestine Action to disrupt the war machine. Their incarceration demonstrates Britain prioritising the interests of an arms industry which facilitates the genocide of the Palestinian people, over the freedom of its own citizens.
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On February 1, the York Federation of Students (YFS) assembled a crowd of about 150 students in Vari Hall—filling its three floors and overrunning the then-ongoing poster sale—for “Drop Fees, Not Bombs,” a rally to demonstrate student support for York to divest from all arms manufacturers and to implement free tuition.
YFS President Rawan Habib said: “The reason many of us are here today is because of a violent process of commonization of genocide, and we can’t forget that.”
Moe Alqasem from Students Against Israeli Apartheid—one of five founding organizations of the YU Divest campaign—emphasized the struggle of Palestinian victims, particularly civilians killed by “Israel when it goes into Gaza,” with weapons provided by the five global arms manufacturers York accepts investments from: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Textron, and Amphenol.
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