ZaitoonTree: Aberdeen-Gaza event, December 2012

Aberdeen-Gaza event, December 2012

Rafat Abushaban


Thu, 06/12/2012

A group of Palestinian supporters in Scotland, UK and another group from Palestine are organizing a series of public meetings between audiences from both countries. This event will be a great opportunity for Palestinian activists to open a communication channel with their peers from the UK and around the world.

The event will open its doors on Saturday in Aberdeen University in Scotland, UK as a day of Solidarity and support for Gaza. As a featured part of this event, a Skype video link with Gaza will take place 

4:00 PM Palestine time (2:00 PM UK time). 

Gaza: Alsamer, Gaza development and cultural group. Omar Al-mokhtar Street. 
Aberdeen: MacRobert Building, 051, University of Aberdeen, Scotland- UK. 

Adverts for the event from Aberdeen, UK

Agenda for the event (Skype meeting): 
The event will include a Skype link between Gaza and Aberdeen, where the following Agenda topics will be discussed:

  1. Background on Gaza, a quick historical perspective

  2. Gaza today: Siege, borders and sea

  3. The first Israeli massacre in 2008/2009 and its effects

  4. The second Israeli massacre in 2012 and its effects

  5. A brief insight on the following topics:

    • Medical situation (Topics of interest: Lack of medication, transfer to other hospitals, restrictions on movement, children with diseases caused by white phosphorus)

    • Situation after the UN Bid

    • Fishermen and access to the Mediterranean sea

    • Solidarity from organizations and individuals abroad and its effects

  6. From Scotland to Gaza: future steps

  7. Open session: Questions and Answers

Those wishing to participate should write a one-page draft on one of the topics above for what you want to say during the meeting. The venue will open on 2PM on the day of the event to revise the speeches and go through final preparations. 
You can always contact me (Rafat Abushaban) via email . 

Preparation for this event: 
Anybody wishing to attend is welcome. In order to enrich the chatting and the outcome of this meeting, please go through the following:

  • Aberdeen city is similar to Gaza in many ways. discover more about the city here

  • Thoughts on the blockade, solidarity with Palestine around the world and the BDS movement

  • Any other topics that might relate directly to the agenda topics

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