Monday, 2 August 2010
ISM Acitivists visit Swansea
2 International Solidarity Movement activists who had been arrested by the IDF in the West Bank gave a Talk and Slideshow in the Environment Centre last Friday the 30th of July.
Ryan Olander and Bridget Chappell have been speaking in cities across Europe, from Budapest to Stockholm about their experiences and observations from their time working with the ISM on the ground in Occupied Palestine.
Having spent time in an Israeli prison, they set a legal precedent by arguing in the Israeli courts that the policy of raiding Area A (Ramallah)to arrest International activists was illegal.
Nearly 40 people turned out on a rainy evening and were rewarded with a really inspiring presentation. Afterwards we shared tea and Palestinian food (thanks to those who contributed to that). For anyone who wants to know more about the International Solidarity Movement and about joining them in Palestine, go to http://palsolidarity.org