Jenny Tonge

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Jenny Tonge

"End the siege on Gaza"

Hundreds of protesters assembled in Whitehall, Westminster, opposite Downing Street May 2011 to demand that the British government put pressure on Israel to end the siege of Gaza immediately.

The event – along with hundreds of similar events around the globs – also commemorated the Palestinian Nakba, or Great Catastrophe, in 1948 when the state of Israel was founded and Palestinians were violently driven out of their homes and their land was taken from them at gunpoint.

The event was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and supported by the British Muslim Initiative, Stop the War, War of Want, CND and the unions Unite, PCS, CWS and Unison.

There were speeches from Professor Karma Nablusi, Dave Randall, Andy Slaughter MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Baroness Jenny Tonge, Reem Kehaim, Jody McIntyre and others.

Many spoke of the hopes raised by the uprisings in Egypt and other Arab countries and by the concord reached by Hamas and Fatah. And there were calls for volunteers to join the next aid flotilla to Gaza.[1]

Free Gaza Movement

In 2010, Jenny Tonge served on the advisory board of the Free Gaza Movement.[2]

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  2. [2] Free Gaza Movement website, accessed June 2, 2010