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Release Mohammed El Halabi!
More than six years ago, Israel arrested humanitarian hero Mohammed El Halabi, accusing him of diverting $50 million in aid money to Hamas. Despite more than 160 court hearings and relentless interrogations, the Israeli prosecution has failed to provide any evidence for the charges. Mohammed must be unconditionally and immediately released.
Amnesty International, in partnership with The Australian Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) continues the conversation on Israel’s system of apartheid. Join us for this important conversation on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm AEDT
74 years of the ongoing Nakba and 74 years of resistance! We need your voice to join ours on Saturday, May 28th at 11.00am for a vigil for Palestine, let’s all expose Israeli war crimes against Palestinians.
It’s been a long time between quiz sets, so start brushing up on your general knowledge to help Friends of Hebron support wages for two teachers in the Huda kindergarten (South Hebron Hills) and the Dkaika School Transport project.
As the world continues to mourn the killing of veteran Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, thousands of Australians turned out in almost every capital city on Sunday to mourn her loss, and to commemorate the ongoing Nakba (catastrophe).
As part of this response, Palestinian-Australian author, Randa Abdel-Fattah, argues despite global condemnation, governments are maintaining their efforts to restrict and silence criticism of Israel.
In the aftermath of Israeli police attacks against pallbearers and other mourners at Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral, the Catholic Church has condemned the actions, and released footage showing the brutal raid and assault of the hospital where the victim’s body was kept.
“The police stormed into a Christian health institute, disrespecting the church, disrespecting the health institute, disrespecting the memory of the deceased, and forcing the pallbearers almost to drop the coffin.”
Jewish author, Elena Sztokman, has criticised the Israeli Prime Minister for his “tone-deaf” response to the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, and argues his words amount to gaslighting.
“But while Palestinians dealt with their grief, anger, and fear, Israeli leadership reacted as if they are living in an alternate universe. PM Naftali Bennett’s first statement was that the Palestinians probably killed her. There was no remorse, no sadness, no acknowledgement of the pain. Just an immediate, knee jerk version of ‘They’re lying’ and ‘They did it to themselves.’”