BELIEVE in Scotland has responded to a call for a "Palestine solidarity bloc" at an independence march later this month.

The Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) – originally set up in 2012 – issued the call in social media post on Monday afternoon.

It said that "an independent Scottish republic would end our complicity in the Palestinian genocide" and as the Yes movement is set to gather, it "calls for the biggest, most vibrant Palestine solidarity bloc to join the demonstration".

The statement said: "The Radical Independence Campaign is calling for a Palestine solidarity bloc and the Believe in Scotland march for independence in Glasgow on Saturday, April 20. Bring a sea of Palestine flags onto the streets.

"Free Scotland, free Palestine, end British imperialism."

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Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, the founder of Believe in Scotland welcomed the suggestion, adding that “anyone with a shred of decency must recognise the suffering of the civilian population of Gaza and so we appreciate this initiative".

 He added: “There will be several blocs within the march, groups such as Pensioners for Independence, Yes2 Indee, Women for independence, Yes for EU and many others will be marching behind their banners - The more the better.”

“This will be a march for Scotland's independence and independence isn't just about politics, it's about the values of our nation. This is another example of how Westminster’s values are not Scotland’s.”

It comes amid growing calls for allies to stop supplying arms to Israel as its six-month campaign continues to lay waste to Gaza.

The offensive has displaced the vast majority of Gaza’s population. Food is scarce, the UN says famine is approaching and few Palestinians have been able to leave the besieged territory.

More than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, according to the territory’s Health Ministry.

The Glasgow march and rally is set to take place on Saturday, April 20. Speakers include First Minister Humza Yousaf, campaigner Pat Kane and filmmaker Jane McAllister.

BiS is also hosting a “mass campaign day” of leafleting in the south side of Glasgow on Sunday.