Founded in early 2007, Friends of Palestine WA is a community organisation dedicated to promoting the cause of Palestinian self-determination; educating the Western Australian public at large of the history and current plight of the Palestinian people; providing humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine; and organising festivals and other events in celebration of Palestinian culture.
Our Aims and Objectives,
as passed by the Annual General Meeting in February 2009 are:
FOPWA calls for:
1.1 An end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian occupied territories in accordance with UN resolution 242 and numerous other UN resolutions;
1.2 An end to the Israeli siege of Gaza;
1. 3 An end to all settlement expansion in the West Bank and the dismantlement of all existing settlements;
1.4 The removal of Israeli road blocks and check points and an end to all Israeli restrictions on movement of either Palestinians or Israelis in Palestine-Israel, especially in, but also to or from, the West Bank and Gaza;
1.5 An end to house demolitions and land seizures by Israeli military and civil authorities;
1.6 The demolition of the apartheid wall;
1.7 The right of return of all Palestinian refugees;
1.8 Equal human rights for all peoples living in Israel/Palestine;
1.9 Sanctions to be imposed on the state of Israel by the Australian government until the occupation of Palestinian territories is ended in accordance with UN resolutions.