Concert for Gaza

Palestinian Solidarity Initiative Presents:Palestine concert at Ukranian hall - Phil Monsour etc

Concert for Gaza

The situation in the Gaza remains grim after the recent brutal invasion that has left the people of Gaza under siege and struggling to meet their basic needs.

Please support the Benefit Concert/Middle Eastern Dinner and CD launch on the 30th of May at the Ukrainian Hall (70 Cordelia St, South Brisbane) at 6.30pm featuring the Phil Monsour Band, Surreal MC and Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.

This is the sixth Brisbane fund raiser for Union Aid Aboard APHEDA and all proceeds will be directed to the Gaza Emergency Appeal.

Phil will launch a limited edition acoustic CD “Lies and Silence” on the night. The Concert for Gaza promises to be another great night of food and music and a chance to send support to the people of Gaza.

See Below – Contact Hamish 0401586923 for Bookings)

Phil Monsour Band
Surreal MC

Middle Eastern Dinner (halal)

Saturday May 30, 6:30pm

Ukranian Hall, 70 Cordelia St, South Brisbane
$25/$20 (children under 12 free)
All proceeds to relief efforts in the besieged Gaza strip through Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA’s Gaza Emergency Appeal.

For bookings contact: Hamish 0401 586 923 (RSVP group bookings – 23 May)

Supported by: Amarah, Justice for Palestine, QLD Palestinian Solidarity Committee, Fair Go for Palestine, the people movement

CD Launch
Phil Monsour Lies and Silence
New 13 song CD Available Now
from http://www.philmonsour.com
www.myspace.com/philmonsour

2 responses to “Concert for Gaza

  1. Israel attacks Justice Boat

    IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
    30 June 2009

    Kidnaps human rights workers; confiscates medicines, toys and olive trees [23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] – Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

    “This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. “President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that’s exactly what we tried to do. We’re asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey.”

    According to an International Committee of the Red Cross report released yesterday, the Palestinians living in Gaza are “trapped in despair.” Thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed earlier during Israel’s December/January massacre are still without shelter despite pledges of almost $4.5 billion in aid, because Israel refuses to
    allow cement and other building material into the Gaza Strip. The report also notes that hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of their patients due to Israel’s disruption of medical supplies.

    “The aid we were carrying is a symbol of hope for the people of Gaza, hope that the sea route would open for them, and they would be able to transport their own materials to begin to reconstruct the schools, hospitals and thousands of homes destroyed during the onslaught of “Cast Lead”. Our mission is a gesture to the people of Gaza that we stand by them and that they are not alone” said fellow passenger Mairead Maguire, winner of a Noble Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland.

    Just before being kidnapped by Israel, Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement chairperson and delegation co-coordinator on this voyage, stated that:

    “No one could possibly believe that our small boat constitutes any sort of threat to Israel. We carry medical and reconstruction supplies, and children’s toys. Our passengers include a Nobel peace prize laureate and a former U.S. congressperson. Our boat was searched and received a security clearance by Cypriot Port Authorities before we departed, and at no time did we ever approach Israeli waters.”

    Arraf continued,

    “Israel’s deliberate and premeditated attack on our unarmed boat is a clear violation of international law and we demand our immediate and unconditional release.”

    For more information contact:
    Greta Berlin (English)
    tel: +357 99 081 767 /
    friends@freegaza.org
    Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/English/Spanish):
    tel: +357 99 077 820 /
    sahara78@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. Concert for Gaza

    Concert for Gaza

    The situation in the Gaza remains grim after the recent brutal invasion that has left the people of Gaza under siege and struggling to meet their basic needs.

    Please support the Benefit Concert/Middle Eastern Dinner and CD launch on the 30th of May at the Ukrainian Hall at 6.30pm featuring the Phil Monsour Band, Surreal MC and Sheikh Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.

    This is the sixth Brisbane fund raiser for Union Aid Aboard APHEDA and all proceeds will be directed to the Gaza Emergency Appeal.

    Phil will launch a limited edition acoustic CD “Lies and Silence” on the night.

    The Concert for Gaza promises to be another great night of food and music and a chance to send support to the people of Gaza.

    (Contact Hamish 0401586923 for Bookings)

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