Manchester: The Palestine Movement, the Tories and the State

With Israel refusing to end the genocidal bombardment of Gaza, a regional war in the Middle East looms ever closer as Israel extends its bombing campaign into Lebanon and the US and UK bomb Yemen.
Despite the unbearable suffering of the Palestinian people and the fact that over 70% of the British public and the majority of the world’s countries supporting an immediate ceasefire, why is the UK government refusing to call for a ceasefire and refusing to condemn the genocidal actions of the Israeli state?
Why is the UK government instead racing to war and launching an unprecedented attack on peaceful protestors in this country?

With speaker Shabbir Lakha, a campaigner for Palestinian freedom, a Stop the War Officer and a member of Counterfire