Michael Shaik (Australians for Palestine)
speaks out on the crisis in Gaza
Friday 2nd January
Brisbane City Council Library (ground floor)
Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square,
266 George Street, Brisbane Qld
phone: Hamish 0401 586 923
For some insight into Israeli confiscation of Palestinian land see Eran Riklis’s film “The Lemon Tree” based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who defends her lemon tree field…
with speakers from ARAB & JEWISH COMMUNITIES
January 3, 2009
0413 783 853
0401 586 923
Over 300 people have been killed and more than 700 wounded (half of them critically) since Saturday, December 27 when Israel launched a series of violent air strikes against the Palestinian civilian population of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli air strikes, which saw 100 tonnes of bombs dropped across the region, took place at 11.30 am (Palestinian time) just as thousands of Palestinian school children were breaking from school to go home resulting in many of them being killed or seriously injured.
Journalists and human rights activists on the scene at Gaza Hospital are reporting gruesome scenes; shocked families pick through body parts to identify loved ones – amputated bodies are strewn throughout hallways because morgues in the city can no longer accommodate the dead.
The Israeli air strikes against Gaza’s 1.5 million civilian population comes on top of the Israeli imposed siege designed to strangle the life of the Palestinians living there, by denying them adequate fuel, food, medical supplies and power.
The people of Gaza are standing steadfast in the face of these atrocities but we in the international community also need to raise our voices and be heard to demand an immediate end to Israel’s massacre of hundreds of innocent people and for an end to the illegal siege and collective punishment of the Palestinian people.
Join us and others around the world and raise your voices in opposition to Israel’s war crimes and illegal collective punishment of the people of Gaza.
Stop the Massacre!
End the Siege Now!