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LSESU’s statement condemning violence and apartheid in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

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LSESU Sabbatical Officers' statement condemning violence and apartheid in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

We are horrified at the devastation and violence in Occupied Palestinian Territories and the continued, institutionalised oppression of the Palestinian people. We stand in support and solidarity with Palestine and our Palestinian students in condemning apartheid, settler colonialism and the human rights abuses which are being perpetrated against the Palestinian populations of Gaza and the West Bank by Israeli forces.

LSESU is committed to equality, social justice and speaking up for the students it represents. Each of us has a responsibility to call out racism and discrimination in all forms and ensure our university is safe for everyone. We are deeply concerned about the rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia being perpetrated across London, the globe and online. For those students who will be affected by these abhorrent forms of hate, and for those students who have relatives, friends, or are themselves in Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, we stand by you and support you. Below is a list of support and resources, including how to report racism and hate crimes at LSE:

Safe Contacts at LSE and Report it, Stop it

  • Safe contacts are trained members of staff at LSE who can support you if you have experienced antisemitism, islamophobia, or any other discrimination, provide a safe, listening space and signpost you to further support. You can find the safe contact list here

  • Report it, Stop it is LSE’s tool for students and staff to report racism, harassment and discrimination and reports can be with your name or anonymous. You can approach a safe contact first and they can help you fill in a report too if you want to

LSESU Advice Service

  • The Advice Service offers 1-2-1, impartial appointments to discuss your academic support options, such as exceptional circumstances and extensions. If you are struggling with assessments, please get in touch with them via to book an appointment.

LSE Counselling Service

  • All LSE students can access counselling from the Counselling Service if you have been affected and would like support. To book an appointment, the registration form is here

The LSE Faith Centre

  • The Director, Jim, is a chaplain to the whole School and is available to speak confidentially to any student regardless of religious affiliation and the Faith Centre also offers Chaplains here