Close down all Israeli State-financed projects in Scotland in a time of massacre
Protest the Incubator Theatre
Assemble at Bristo Square, Edinburgh 1.00pm Wednesday 30th July
& DAILY, including weekends, until the show is cancelled
Israel calls its repeated massacres of Palestinians in Gaza 'mowing the lawn', a disgusting phrase for massive military violence against a virtually defenceless population that tells us the value they place on Palestinian lives. Palestinians under the bombs, shells and rubble, call on us around the world to actively campaign to fight the apartheid state of Israel by isolating it from normal political, economic, and cultural life in our countries while it wages a violent campaign to dispossess Palestinians from their land, and wages a war against Palestinian political, economic and cultural life. Israel is supported in this effort by the US and UK Governments.
Incubator Theatre is financed by the Israeli Government, as well as the Municipality of Jerusalem, both of which are carrying out a programme of ethnic cleansing to drive Palestinians from Jerusalem and many other parts of Israel/Palestine and replace them with Jews from around the world. Palestinians, including Palestinian cultural workers, are appealing to an aroused world public opinion to take action against the State of
Israel and all its works, including non-violent direct action to stop the crimes. The thousands who marched across Scotland, including the thousands in Edinburgh last Saturday, demanded to exclusion of the Incubator Theatre from the Edinburgh Fringe.
There can be no normality for Israel until it ends the crimes against the Palestinian people. This show must not go on. If, like the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009, the Edinburgh Stills Gallery earlier this year, Incubator Theatre severs its links to the Israeli State, returns Israeli State funding, and commits to accept none in the future, our interest in them will vanish and will wish them a successful stint at the Fringe. We are bound by the appeal from Palestine, however, and the dead bodies of our friends in Gaza and the West Bank, to take any non-violent means necessary to respond to this provocation, an eruption of Israeli State-funded activity in Scotland in a time of Israeli massacres.
WE MUST UNITE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO ISRAEL THAT ITS HORRIFIC CRIMES WILL NOW MEET WITH RESOLUTE OPPOSITION, AND TO PALESTINE THAT WE ARE IN ACTIVE SOLIDARITY IN THEIR AGONY