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Posted on 08/07/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
Glasgow City Council will fly Palestinian flag to show solidarity with people of Gaza
Aug 06, 2014
THE Palestinian flag will fly from the city chambers on Friday, becoming the second council to do so as the humanitarian crisis escalates.
GLASGOW City Council will fly the Palestinian flag from the city chambers this Friday in an act of solidarity with the people of Gaza, it was announced today.
The move, which follows a similar display by West Dunbartonshire Council, has been welcomed by prominent campaigners, who have staged weekly demonstrations in the city as Israel has stepped up its offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Mick Napier, secretary of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign said: "We very much welcome the decision by Glasgow City Council for this symbol, however modest, of solidarity with Gaza."
Mr Napier also called on Glasgow City Council to support the Palestinian call for the boycott and sanctioning by the international community of Israel until the current conflict ends.
Glasgow is twinned with the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, a partnership that was announced in 2007.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Sadie Docherty, today wrote to the Mayor of Bethlehem, Ms Vera Baboun, offering heartfelt sympathy to the people of Gaza.
She wrote: Glasgow is home to many friends of Palestine and this is a deeply distressing time for them.
They represent a variety of ethnicities, political persuasions, faiths and none. However they are united by a common desire to support the Palestinian people.
In solidarity with Bethlehem and Palestine, Glasgow City Council will raise the Palestinian flag on Friday 8th August. We hope that peace can be found to ensure the human rights for the people of Palestine.
Cllr Docherty went on to say that Glasgow held its twinning arrangement with Bethlehem in the highest esteem, and that she hoped to strengthen cultural links and develop opportunities for the citizens of both cities.
She added: I would like to convey my most sincere condolences to the many in your city and throughout Palestine, who have been affected by this conflict. Please be assured that our thoughts are with you and we are hopeful that an immediate, enduring and peaceful resolution can be found to this conflict.
Councillor Stephen Curran took to Twitter to announce the news, writing Palestinian flag to fly above @glasgowcc chambers on Friday 8 August, act of solidarity with people of Gaza recognising humanitarian crisis.
The council also pledged to work with the Scottish Government, whose external affairs minister Humza Yousaf last week announced that the SNP administration would donate £500,000 to help alleviate the crisis.
What a revoltin’ development this is.
Such basic media corrections are growing tiresome.
they dinnah hey any brrrrains.
What the h*ll is wrong with these people???????
Pray America wakes up
Scotsmen, I thought better of ya.
i.e., Glasgow, like most Euro cities is heavily infested with muslim filth.
a fail supporting a fail..shame
They were invited in...
They've got John Knox buried in the parking lot of St Giles'. They really need another Knox right now.
All the good Scots were sent abroad long ago during the Highland Clearances.
Well, I guess any future sight-seeing trip, including spending my hard-earned dollars, will not go to Glasgow.
Seems a lot of folks here have been asleep. This is not new.
Wife and I are leaving in a couple of weeks for a England/Scotland vacation. I will talk to her today about a Glasgow re-route to avoid.
>> All the good Scots were sent abroad long ago ...
I’ll drink to that! Cue Harry Lauder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X_3N6pcXBw
(My mother, and entire side of her large family emigrated from Glasgow after WW1. Died in the wool Scots heritage; proud Americans all. Not a one of them ever looked back.)
“Deoch an’ doris”, BTW, is “one for the road” at the end of a night of partying.
If they do, will they start firing rockets into England even as they continue to live off the English ratepayer?
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