APAN is a national coalition harnessing the passion of Australians for Palestinian human rights, justice, and equality
Release Mohammed El Halabi!
Five years ago Israel arrested humanitarian hero Mohammed El Halabi, accusing him of diverting $50 million in aid money to Hamas. Despite over 150 court hearings and relentless interrogations, the Israeli prosecution has failed to provide any evidence for the charges. Mohammed must be unconditionally and immediately released.
Parliamentarians Speaking up for Palestine
Tony Burke MP
Labor Shadow Minister
Ken O’Dowd MP
National Member for Flynn
Adam Bandt MP
Leader of Australian Greens
Following recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, the Irish parliament has unanimously passed a motion condemning the “de facto annexation” of Palestinian land by Israeli authorities. This makes Ireland the first European country to use the phrase in relation to Israeli actions in the occupied Palestinians territories. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that the motion “is a clear signal of the depth of feeling across Ireland”.
Silwan, a neigbourhood in the old city of Jerusalem, has been the centre of intense settlement activity since 2004. Ateret Cohanim,a Jewish settler organisation, aspires to evict the Palestinian residents and turn Silwan into a settlement linked to outposts established in other parts of Jerusalem. This will result in the displacement of up to 800 Palestinians from Silwan.
“Everything you build here will be destroyed,” said Kayan Abu Safiya whose family property was significantly damaged in three of Gaza’s four attacks since 2008. “Working, investing, getting money to help my children, and it all goes in one second,” he said as he examined the rubble that had been an apartment building he had built for his children as they grew up and got married.