18 October 2023
SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
Stop Israel’s blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine.
UKS is horrified by the murders of civilians in Israel and Palestine the past weeks. We stand in solidarity with all Palestinians and Israelis hit by the gruesome violence and devastating bombing. We condemn all attacks and murders of civilians, and demand an immediate end to the senseless violence and collective punishment of Gaza.
Humanitarian organisations are working to limit civilian suffering and to save lives in Gaza.
Norsk Folkehjelp and Fagforbundet provides a searchable tool for information on Norwegian banks’ investments in companies contributing to the occupation of Palestine.
On 14 November, The Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) will vote on a proposal to recognise Palestine, Norwegian adherence to the apartheid convention, and a boycott of Israel. A template for a letter of support for the proposal to representatives of the Storting can be found here.
Palestinakomiteen Oslo have made a petition.
Artists Marthe Valle and Jannik Abel have made a petition for artists and cultural workers in Norway.
Together with other art institutions, UKS has sent a letter to the government, urging them to increase efforts for a ceasefire, put an end to the blockade and respect the UN and international law.
On 4–5 November 2023, artist-run groups Kunst for Gaza and Prints for Gaza organised an art sale at UKS in solidarity with Palestine. All proceeds are donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
This post was last updated on 22 November 2023.