We are riding the Big Ride to raise awareness of the injustices Palestinians experience on a daily basis and to raise funds for sports equipment used in the rehabilitation of traumatised children in Gaza and as an act of solidarity to demonstrate that Palestinians are not forgotten.
You don't need to have an in-depth understanding of the situation in Palestine to know it's wrong:
-that Palestine has been under military occupation for 50 years
-that Gaza has been under siege for 10 years, denying people access to nearly every aspect of a normal, decent life - from food, clean water, medicine, building supplies etc etc.
-that Palestinians are refused right of return, as refugees, to their own country
-that Palestine is disappearing as Israel steals more and more land from Palestinians, demolishing houses and villages, and expanding illegal settlements
- that Israel violates the human rights of Palestinians
-that Israel ignores UN Security Council Resolutions in relation to Palestine
AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. We need to stand up for Palestine, and not just after the next atrocity , when it's newsworthy for 2-3 weeks.
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