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Disbelief is growing as Scotland’s First Minister backs Israel’s dark arts – Middle East Monitor

29.7.17

Disbelief is growing as Scotland’s First Minister backs Israel’s dark arts – Middle East Monitor: The Scots may be relatively small numerically, but they are well-known for punching above their weight when it comes to offering shelter and aid to those less fortunate than themselves. In recent times, ministers from the Scottish Parliament have taken part in demonstrations and rallies in support of refugees and asylum seekers while their counterparts in Westminster have not given anywhere near the same sort of welcome or assistance.

Within this context, then, you can imagine the disappointment expressed this week following a decision by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to give open support to a cultural event organised by the Embassy of the State of Israel, which represents the brutal military occupation of Palestine; the imprisonment and slaughter of children (as well as women and men); the building of illegal colony-settlements on occupied land; and the denial of human rights to Palestinians.


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