We, the occupiers of the Law Faculty of Cambridge, condemn Israel’s action in Gaza; the Israeli blockade of Gaza; and the continued Israeli presence in Gaza and the West Bank. We issue this statement in solidarity with the Palestinian people and international peace movements, in particular those in Israel and Palestine.
We want to express solidarity with all occupying students across the country. We thank those involved in both the continuing and the successfully completed occupations. We have drawn a lot of inspiration from your actions and your demands.
There has not been a student movement in this country, on this scale, for at least a generation. Faced with the deafening silence of our academic community, we felt compelled to act. We embrace this new lease of life for student activism and hope that students in other universities, who feel passionately about this situation, take courage and take action.
Solidarity, gratitude and encouragement from the Cambridge Occupation.