Iyad had two ribs broken by Israeli forces when he led a peaceful demonstration in the West Bank eearlier this week. He was due to be one of the main speakers at the Cardiff rally on 6th September. There could be no clearer demonstration of the racist attitudes of the Israeli forces. We wish Iyad a speedy recovery.
Plans for the Cardiff rally are well advanced. Coaches will be travelling from several parts of the UK. This is going to makes a major statement of our opposition to Israel’s appalling racism towards Palestinians. This is only the second time that the senior Israeli side has visited the UK. It deserves never to play here again and the demonstration will reinforce that point.