Mahmoud Sarsak tour of England, Scotland and Ireland


Mahmoud Sarsak Scottish leg of tour: 1-16 June
Mahmoud Sarsak was a member of the Palestinian national football team who was seized by Israeli troops, held without charge and tortured over many weeks in Israel’s notorious prison system.

After three years, i.e. six ‘democratic and lawful’ periods of six months imprisonment without trial or charge, Mahmoud went on hunger strike to demand that he be given prisoner-of-war statussince he was being detained under Israel’s Unlawful Combatants Law. He refused to accept exile to Norway as a condition for his release and, near death at half his usual body weight, Israel released him unconditionally.

Mahmoud will be hosted at meetings and participate in football events to raise awareness of Israeli’s war against Palestinian football, the torture and abuse of Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s gulag, and the role of multi-national G4S in running parts of Israel’s illegal programme. He will be raising the cases of two players of the Palestinian national football team, Omar Abu Rouis and Mohammed Nemer who have been imprisoned for over a year now in Israel’s dungeons with out any trial or charges being levelled against them.

Updates here at on Mahmoud Sarsak’s Scottish tour: what follows is subject to change in next few days

Monday June 3rd               Oban                    Church Centre, Glencruitten Road  7.00 for 7.30pm
Tuesday June 4th              Cowan’s Law
Thursday 6th June             Inverness             Spectrum Centre 7.30
Friday 7th June                  Aberdeen              Quaker Meeting Hall  7.30pm
Saturday 8th June              Glasgow
Monday 10th June             Dundee                  Dundee Community Centre, Guthrie Street 7.30pm
Tuesday 11th June            Edinburgh              Quaker Meeting Hall, Victoria Terr 7.00 for 7.30pm
Wednesday 12                  Clackmannanshire Alva Academy 6pm – 7pm
Thursday 13th June           Falkirk                   St Francis Xavier Church Hall
Saturday 15th June            Glasgow
Sunday 16th June               Combrui               SPSC residential weekend to participate in discussion on prisoners weekend


Mahmoud Sarsak English leg of tour

Monday 27th May 5.30pm onwards Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign

at the Saffron Restaurant Manchester: 107, Cheetham Hill Road M8 8PY


Thursday, 30th May, 7.30 p.m. hosted by Sheffield PSC

Venue: Main hall: Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW


6.30 pm
School of Oriental and African Studies


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