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May 15 marks the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) day. In 1948, more the 780,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homeland and more than 500 Palestinian villages depopulated and destroyed by Zionist terrorist death squads that were set up in Palestine under the protection of the British mandate. Today more than 7 million Palestinian refugees, the largest refugee community in the world, are living in exile, while 5 million Palestinians are living in the world’s largest open air prison in Gaza.
On the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba join the ongoing campaign for justice for Palestine and say no to Israeli apartheid, colonialism and occupation.
Palestine solidarity groups across Australia are organising rallies to commemorate this anniversary on Friday 17th May. We will be meeting at 5.30 pm in the Murray Street Mall (next to Forrest Place, under the overpass). Please help spread the word…
Attend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/142762569243598
Israel’s Operation Cast Lead was described by a UN fact finding mission as “a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorise a civilian population.” The 2008–09 assault claimed the lives of 1400 Palestinians and thrust the crisis in Gaza into the centre of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.
The crippling siege continues to block access to much needed construction materials and denies people access
to vital healthcare. Life for the people of Gaza is punctuated by regular military incursions. Gaza has
come to be known as the world’s largest open-air prison.
Come and hear Dr Mona El Farra, a physician by training who has dedicated herself to developing community based programs that aim to improve health quality and link health services with cultural and recreation services across Gaza. Dr El Farra is Vice President & Health Chair of the Red Crescent Society for Gaza and Gaza Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance.
Tuesday 4 June 6.30pm
Alexander Library Theatre
Cultural Centre Northbridge
Entry by donation: $10 / $5 conc.
Organised by Friends of Palestine WA and supported by Students for Palestine (UWA) & the Palestinian Community of Western Australia.
Attend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/516641438400516
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Friends of Palestine and the UWA Students for Palestine held a successful screening of Five Broken Cameras on 18 April. One audience member stood up in the discussion at the end angry that an accurate depiction of the Palestinian struggle for justice is not presented in the mainstream media.
The first ever Palestinian documentary film to be nominated for an Oscar, 5 Broken Cameras is a firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”
6:30PM THURSDAY, APRIL 18
FOX LECTURE THEATRE, Arts Building, UWA
ENTRY BY DONATION
PH: 0409 762 081 or 0406 944 008
Attend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/344728608961041
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Two hundred people rallied in Perth on November 25 against Israel’s military assault on Gaza.
Demands adopted by the rally
As a matter of urgency, we call upon the Australian government to:
- unreservedly condemn Israel’s attacks on targets across Gaza, including schools, homes, government buildings, media centres, electricity transformers, and other infrastructure
- use any and all diplomatic means required to ensure Israel cannot renew its assault on Gaza
- propose that Israel be forced to pay war reparations
- demand the immediate and unconditional lifting of the siege of Gaza
- suspend all economic, diplomatic and military ties with the state of Israel until it complies with international law and accedes to a just settlement with the people of Palestine
According to the latest reports, the ceasefire that has just been announced makes no mention of ending the blockade of Gaza. So the siege continues, the occupation continues, and the people of Gaza are left destitute and broken, with not even the slightest hint that Israel will be made to pay for its crimes.
162 Palestinians have been killed, 37 of them children. Dozens of homes have been destroyed. Journalists have been blown apart. Apartment blocks, bridges, schools – including a kindergarten – electricity transformers, all kinds of civilian infrastructure has been deliberately targeted.
This ceasfire does nothing to help advance the cause of peace and justice in the region. There is no guarantee it will even hold.
For all kinds of reasons, for the people of Palestine, the rally WILL GO AHEAD this Sunday.
P.S. Please note the best number for contacting Friends of Palestine WA at the moment is 0451 537 476.
Amid all the carnage unleashed by Israel in recent days, we have a chance to showcase the wonderful humanity of Palestinian culture. For the first time in its four year history, the Palestinian Film Festival is coming to Perth.
You can view a list of the sessions here:
The festival is being held from Friday through Sunday at Cinema Paradiso, 164 James Street, Northbridge.
We will be attending as a group the opening session on Friday night, featuring Sameh Zoabi’s Man Without a Cell Phone. One of our supporters has graciously volunteered to prepare some Palestinian sweets for the occasion, so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you arrive by 6.30pm. The film itself starts at 7.
You can either buy tickets on the night, or via the cinema website:
Friends of Palestine WA
The vigil will take place:
Friday 23 November 2012
Wesley Church corner (cnr William & Hay Sts)
You can attend on Facebook here.
The Palestine Film Festival will be opening soon after this vigil and the major rally on Sunday as well.
WA-RallyForGaza25-11-12-208×300.jpg” alt=”Rally for Gaza – click here to download A4 PDF” width=”208″ height=”300″ />Friends of Palestine WA has called an emergency rally to stop Israel’s military assault on Gaza
Sun 25 Nov
1pm, Murray Street Mall, Perth City (outside Perth Underground Station)
Attend the rally on Facebook here (also invite your friends)
FOPWA will also be holding an emergency planning meeting for this rally on: 6:30pm, Tuesday 20 November, CitiPlace Community Centre (Perth train station concourse level). Please come along to have input into planning this event.
Israel has once again attacked the population of Gaza. Bombs have been dropped on Gaza killing more than 80 people, including children.
The Israeli military is now determined to engage in a large scale offensive against the Palestinians. If Israel is not stopped, these most recent Israeli attacks could escalate to the same scale as the Gaza massacre of 2008/9.
Supporters of Palestinian rights cannot just stand by and watch this happen! We saw what Israel is capable of in the last Gaza massacre. Over 1400 Palestinians were killed as Israel used weapons – including illegal chemical weapons – against civilians. This must not happen again!
Come to the protest in solidarity with Gaza next Sunday. Take a public stand against Israel, and condemn the Australian government for unconditionally supporting them during this latest atrocity!
This rally was called by FOPWA at the emergency speakout in solidarity with Gaza onthe evening of Friday, November 16th.
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