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Issue No. 1886

AROUND 120 people packed into a meeting organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign at the House of Commons on Wednesday of last week.

Speakers included MPs Gerald Kaufman and Jenny Tonge, novelist Ahdaf Souief, Green MEP Caroline Lucas, and Jocelyn Hurndall, mother of murdered British peace activist Tom Hurndall.

The meeting was in protest at the construction of Israel's so called "security wall".

Gerald Kaufman told the meeting he supported the call to impose economic sanctions on Israel. He said he did not believe that the wall is being constructed "to protect pre-1967 Israel. It is there to protect the illegal settlements."

Jenny Tonge, who was sacked a few days later from the Liberal Democrats' front bench, spoke about the humiliation faced by Palestinians in their daily lives.

Caroline Lucas asked, "Why isn't this on the front page of all our newspapers every day? The wall will be twice as high as the Berlin Wall and four times as long."


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    Sat 31 Jan 2004, 00:00 GMT
    Issue No. 1886
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