Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Perth to rally again in solidarity with Gaza: Sat 19 July

Stop the bombing! Stop the killing!
Free Gaza! Free Palestine!

Protest this Saturday 19 July 

11am Murray Street Mall

Last Saturday's impressive protest will be followed by another rally this week

Attend on Facebook: 

Organised by Friends of Palestine (info below from FOPWA):

Gaza, a part of the Palestinian occupied territories, is now engulfed in a humanitarian catastrophe. Whole families have perished as Israeli military strikes rain down on the besieged territory. Since Israel launched ‘Operation Protective Edge’, on July 8, at last 180 people have been killed, a quarter of whom are children. More than 1000 have been injured, two thirds of them women and children.

This is just the latest chapter of Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Israel’s seven-year blockade has cut off Gaza from the outside world, resulting in severe medical and food shortages. For over 3 weeks, in 2008-2009, rivers of blood ran through Gaza streets as over 1400 Palestinians were killed, including over 330 children. White phosphorous and other chemical weapons were used in civilian areas, contaminating land with a rise in cancers as a result. In late November 2012, 180 more were killed in the week-long attacks.

We call on the Australian government to condemn the Israeli attack on Gaza and to lift the siege. We demand sanctions be imposed on Israel, including diplomatic and trade sanctions. In addition, we join with Palestinian civil society, and an international solidarity movement in calling for support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Printable A5 leaflets for the events are to be found here.

Photos below from last Saturday's protest: