Cambridge University students campaigning to bring aid and support to Gaza, in solidarity with the people of Gaza, Israeli peace movements and all students taking action in this country.
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Gaza University Bombed - Response from University President.
In a press release, Dr Kamalain Sha'ath, the President of the Islamic University of Gaza announced to the world the extent of Israel's destruction of his University from the air on December 28. He pleaded that his message be 'spread wide and far', that:
'We therefore call upon all academics, faculty associations, student unions, professionals and colleagues at large to show their support and solidarity to the right of the Palestinians to education. Several positive worldwide steps have already been taken including boycotting Israeli academic cultural institutions and activities.
'Your solidarity and support for the right to education in Palestine is vital and highly appreciated.'
The shocking image he shows the world of destroyed University buildings jarring against another sunny photo showing how they would have appeared intact only a short month ago can only demonstrate yet further how pertinent, urgent, and necessary is campaigning in solidarity with the oppressed of Gaza. We stand with the President in his call.
Beginning with a six day occupation of the Law Faculty in Cambridge to demand action from the university on six main demands, including support for education worldwide and disinvestment from the arms trade, Cambridge Gaza Solidarity is commited to bringing aid and support to Gaza, in solidarity with the people of Gaza, Israeli peace movements and all students taking action in this country.
Stay posted for new developments in the campaign, ways to get involved and help out, meeting times and dates for fundraising, and details of events which we will be conducting in the immediate future.
To learn more see our list of current goals in the link below.