The PSC, Francis Clarke-Lowes and Mohammed Sawalha

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign claims to reject Holocaust denial, meaning they have vowed to oppose those who do violence to the memory of dead Jews. Despite this, 1 in 5 PSC members cannot bring themselves to condemn Holocaust-denying members, and many local PSC chapters contain activists with revisionist views on the Holocaust. The PSC has decided that some Holocaust-deniers are more unwelcome than others in their 80% fat free organisation.

How does the PSC treat those who fund or organise terror groups, which do violence to living, breathing Jews?

Mohammad Sawalha was at the PSC AGM 2012:

Mohammed Sawalha is a fugitive Hamas commander, according to an American indictment (pdf) of his accomplice Mohamed Salah:

Mohammed Qassem Sawalha, a/k/a “Muhammad Khadhem Sawalha,” “Abu Obeida,” “Abu Ubada,” “Abu Ubaydah,” “Abu Ubeida,” and “Abu Obadah,” was initially a Hamas leader in the West Bank until he relocated to London, England in the early 1990s. Defendant Salah and co-conspirator A met with Sawalha in London while en route from the United States to Israel in 1992 and 1993. During these meetings, defendant Salah and co-conspirator A received instructions from Sawalha regarding particular Hamas-related activities they were to carry out while in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

In approximately August 1992, Salah met with co-conspirators Marzook and Mohammed Qassem Sawalha regarding the need to revitalize Hamas terrorist operations in the West Bank. During the meeting, Sawalha, who had previously been in charge of Hamas terrorist operations within the West Bank, identified specific Hamas members still residing in the West Bank who could be used to revitalize Hamas’ terrorist activities.

[…] In 1991, Sawalha was the Hamas military chief for the West Bank.

Indeed, according to the Sunday Times:

Sawalha’s link with Hamas emerged after he was named as a co-conspirator in an American court case involving racketeering and conspiracy.

Sawalha in Gaza, on a trip with Viva Palestina:

Sawalha is a signatory of the Istanbul Declaration, which called for attacks on British ships assisting Israel in ways which it deemed inappropriate.

Sawalha also organised the flotilla to Gaza, alongside the IHH. Here is Sawalha with Raed Salah and IHH organisers, in Istanbul, 2010:

Here is what flotilla participants chanted:

“[Remember] Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!”

In this PSC meeting from 2011, you can hear Sawalha praising the Left-Islamist alliance, which he hopes will destroy Israel entirely:

Notice how the PSC audience applauds this Hamas commander.

Here is the Hamas charter of 1988 on the Jews:

For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave

The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree

In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad.

The Nazism of the Jews does not skip women and children, it scares everyone. They make war against people’s livelihood, plunder their moneys and threaten their honor.

Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims. “Let the eyes of the cowards not fall asleep.”

more steps need to be taken by the Arab and Islamic peoples and Islamic associations throughout the Arab and Islamic world in order to make possible the next round with the Jews, the merchants of war

Why has the PSC Executive expelled its former National Chair Francis Clark-Lowes, whilst gladly welcoming Mohammed Sawalha? What is the difference?

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