List of demands

1) University of Manchester should issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, acknowledging particularly the effects on educational institutions such as the bombing of the Gaza Islamic University and expressing concern about war crimes allegations.

2) Support a day of fundraising across campus with the proceeds going to the DEC Gaza appeal.

3) University to publicise DEC advert in any way possible (including banner on the website) and put pressure on the BBC and sky to show the DEC advert.

4) All furniture & surplus supplies from buildings that are being renovated to be sent to Gaza on the Viva Palestina convoy.

5) Join the BDS movement through stopping sales of Israeli goods on university premises, the University should also stop buying any campus supplies from Israeli companies.

6) That the university divests from all companies directly involved in the manufacture of weaponry. We also demand that the university takes the issue of transparency in their investment seriously.

7) That the university publicly supports its students’ right to protest, such as occupations. That in line with this, the university will provide its facilities for a “Students for Palestine” conference, second week of April 09.

8 ) To send a public message of solidarity to the Islamic University in Gaza, whose campus has been virtually destroyed, and publish it on the university website and distribute it to the university wide e-mail addresses.

9) To give at lease five scholarships for Palestinian students as well as providing at least five scholarships for Israelis who refuse to serve in the IDF.

10) That the university make a module on the history of Palestine available as an optional module for any University of Manchester student.

11) That home fees apply to Palestinians students wanting to study at the University of Manchester.

12) No victimisation for those taking part in the Occupation, and free movement in and out of the occupied spaced.



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  3. rob said

    As well as showing solidarity with the IUG, once you have made good links with them maybe you could suggest to them you run a Gay rights event on the same day, one in manchester and one in Gaza?
    Do you think that would go down well in the IUG, because we all know the socialists, feminists, communists, secularists, liberals and humanist in manchester share so much in common politically with the staff and students of the IUG?

  4. اسرائيل خالية من الإرهاب said

    I am glad the students in University of Manchester are realizing that occupations are efficient.

    From their Gaza demands, I would have thought they were against the occupation.

    Keep it up!

    مع اسرائيل على قيد الحياة
    עם ישראל חי

  5. Heinrich Vogler said

    Alternative take on the ‘Occupation’:

    just another bunch of student Trots and Islamists prancing around with scarves over their faces, intimidating Uni staff and students.

    Down with Hamas!

  6. Heinrich Vogler said

    Did my previous dissenting comment ‘telling it like it is’ disappear?

    That would illustrate the totalitarian instincts of the organisers of the ‘occupation’.

    Will the meeting with Gilbert be a fully keffiayah-masked affair?

    Or do you reserve the intimidatory behavoir for Uni staff who won’t let you into the building out-of-hours?

    Down with Hamas!

    Peace and Justice for Israel and the Palestinians!

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