Monday, December 29, 2008

Rally for Gaza in Melbourne

The following is an announcement from Justice for Palestine.

Rally for Gaza

30 Dec 2008 - 17:00
30 Dec 2008 - 18:30
5pm, Tuesday, 30th December

Victorian State Library

Cnr La Trobe and Swanston St


Over 230 people have been killed and more than 700 wounded (half of them critically) on Saturday, December 27 when Israeli launched a series of violent air strikes against the Palestinian civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli airstrikes, 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 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!

Please bring placards and banners

Organised by Justice for Palestine and Palestinian Community Association

For more information: 0439 454 375 or email.

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