Despite the International Court of Justice’s interim orders calling on Israeli to prevent acts of genocide and allow humanitarian aid, Israel’s offensive in Gaza remains unrelenting. Bombing and sniper attacks have intensified in the south of Gaza, targeting Khan Younis and Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from the north have sought refuge, many living in squalid refugee camps.
Since October 7, nearly 30,000 deaths have been recorded in Gaza (a third being children) and 65,000 Palestinians injured. Many more deaths are likely to arise from hunger and disease.
This humanitarian catastrophe is compounded by the suspension of funding to UNRWA - the United
Nations aid agency in Palestine - by the Australian, US, UK and several European governments on the spurious grounds that a small number of its 30,000 staff were involved in the 7 October attack.
We will rally at 4pm and march at 5pm through Fremantle Streets.
We call on the Australian government to:
- end its support for Israel’s genocidal war
- cease all trade and diplomatic ties with apartheid Israel
- restore UNRWA humanitarian aid funding
- advocate for an arms embargo against Israel.
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We remind everyone that the struggle for a free Palestine is an anti-racist struggle. We condemn and oppose all forms of racism, including anti-semitism and Islamophobia. Ours is a struggle against the state of Israel, not against Jewish people, many of whom oppose Zionism, and who have a long history of being part of our movement for a free Palestine.
Friends of Palestine Western Australia (FOPWA)
ABN 308 3181 9745