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10 Things You Can Do to Show Solidarity With Palestine

by in World on 21st May, 2021

With the situation in Palestine worsening every day, people on the ground have called for global action to show solidarity with Palestinians and to amplify their voices and raise awareness about their daily struggle for liberation. To answer their call, we have put together a list of 10 things you can do now to give you ideas on how we can show solidarity with Palestinians and help you on the way…

  1. Write to your university asking them divest from Israeli products and companies, especially those you are studying at or those you are an alumni of – you can use this template by Adele Walton

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2. Design posters for protests and graphics to raise awareness about the situation on the ground in Palestine

3. Amplify the voices of Palestinians on the ground and keep up to date with how they are asking us to show solidarity

Some individuals and organisations you can follow include:

4. Email your MP/local government representative/relevant department and ask them to speak out against Israel’s actions and to support sanctions against Israel – you can use this template by FOA to write to your MP

5. Join your local BDS group and boycott companies highlighted by BDS on their consumer boycott list. Encourage your workplace and any organisation you are part of to comply with the boycott too.

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6. Organise a virtual poetry/spoken word event for Palestine to celebrate Palestinian resistance, dignity and history

7. Suggest a book to read by a Palestinian author as part of your book club and share books and information that can help to combat misinformation

8. Host a Palestinian cultural night with a quiz about Palestinian culture and history and serve Palestinian food

9. Support Palestinian owned businesses, particularly those that are directly contributing to the livelihoods of Palestinians on the ground and strive to actively boycott those that benefit from Israeli occupation

10. Use the correct language, as advocated for by Palestinian activists

Words not to use (highlighted by @eye.on.palestine Instagram):

  • Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)
  • Eviction
  • Conflict
  • War
  • Clash
  • Both sides

Words to use:

  • Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)
  • Apartheid
  • Settler colonialism
  • State-sanctioned violence
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Forced dispossession
  • Illegal Settlements

Finally, always double check the sources you are sharing from and actively seek to ensure you are not spreading misinformation which can hurt the cause and discredit valid voices and experiences rather than help. Stay educated and informed using resources such as Decolonize Palestine and Palestine Notion Resources

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