“Today I went home for the first time in 61 years…I remember playing in the courtyard.We left because we had to. The Israelis were coming.
Today was not the day for me to go home. But one day my family will return…”
(Sings) We will go home, we will go home …
5pm, Friday 15 May
Brisbane Square (river end of Queen St Mall)
Speakers will include:
Khalil Hampden – QLD Palestinian Association
Dr Halim Rane – Fair Go for Palestine
Gary McLennan – Justice for Palestine. Gary’s speech can be played by clicking here (please wait, it takes time to load):
Phil Monsour (www.philmonsour.com). Phil’s song can be played by clicking here (please wait, it takes time to load):
Amber (a dancer & musician) performed the Palestinian dance Debka (the stomp) with the help of participants at the rally. Amber’s speech & music can be heard by clicking here (please wait, it takes time to load):
~ End the genocide in Palestine ~ End the siege of Gaza ~
~ End the Israeli occupation ~ Recognise the Palestinian right of return ~ No Australian support for Israel: sanction now ~
May 15 each year marks the Palestinian Nakba. In 1948, more than 780,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homeland and more than 500 Palestinian villages depopulated and destroyed by Zionist terrorist death squads that were setup in Palestine under the protection of the British mandate.
Today more than 7 million Palestinian refugees, the largest refugee community in the world, are living in exile, while 5 million Palestinians are living in the world’s largest open-air prison. On the 61st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba join the ongoing campaign to say NO to Israel’s ongoing war crimes & ethnic cleansing of Palestine and demand justice for the Palestinians.
For more information:
Phone: 0424 264 750 (Emad) or 0401 586 923 (Hamish)