Palestine Embassy sit-in ends with succcess, the campaign is launched 27Jan11 January 28, 2011

General Union of Palestinian Students’ (GUPS) Campaign -  27 January 2011

We, Palestinian youth of the General Union of Palestinian Students, hereby announce that our sit-in at the Palestinian Embassy in London today has just ended. We gathered there today in honour of the integral part our union has played in the struggle for liberation. Since its official foundation more than five decades ago, GUPS has been at the forefront of mobilising our people and regenerating our commitment to free Palestine, especially in times of national danger and depletion. We came to the office of the PLO delegation to the United Kingdom in order to reassert our inalienable rights, and to claim our right to democratically participate in the shaping of our destiny. We have successfully launched a national initiative to campaign for direct elections to the Palestinian National Council (PNC), on the clear understanding that only a reformed national representative institution that includes the will of all Palestinians – those struggling in the homeland and those struggling in exile – can create a representative Palestinian platform, and restore the PLO as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

We encourage all other groups and sectors of our vibrant Palestinian society – the labour movement, the women’s associations, the teachers’ unions, the refugees in all their different locations – will join us in revitalising the representative institutions which belong to and honour all of the Palestinian people.

We call on fellow Palestinian citizens around the world to join in this mobilisation behind the national unity principles and carry on the campaign for national representation. Our blog will continue to be updated and we look forward to linking it with sister sites in the bright future of our united campaign, after this, the first spark.

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