Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s march through Hastings

Report by Tom McCann A week ago yesterday a ceasefire was brokered between Israel and Hamas. The ceasefire was the climax—if even only temporary—of the latest increase in tensions in the region between the two sides which culminated in a 15 day conflict that left hundreds dead, thousands wounded and tens of thousands more displaced […]

Local people dig deep to support medical efforts in Palestine

An online raffle and musical extravaganza held last Sunday has raised over £1,000 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). The Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) organised the online event with the help of local businesses in Hastings and Rye who generously donated prizes that included meals out, cinema visits, glamping breaks, home décor and even […]

More than 70 years later – remembering ‘Nakba’ at Hastings mosque

Khader Abu Hayyeh was just a child when his family were forced out of their village of Lydda in Palestine and this Sunday he’ll be recalling what he still remembers as a  traumatic event when he comes to speak at an event being staged in Hastings’ Mosque. All members of the local community have been invited […]

Unique Palestinian film festival comes to town

Hastings is due to host its first ever Palestinian Film Festival in May with a selection of movies from some of the country’s most exciting directors. The Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) has teamed up with The Electric Palace cinema and The Printworks to showcase three films to mark Nakba Day, a day […]