Israel must provide what Gazans need to fight the Corona pandemic – as the Occupying power it is Israel’s responsibility.
As the Australian Government prides itself on its close relationship with Israel, the Foreign Minister must use this to call on Israel to take its responsibilities seriously and immediately lift the blockade of Gaza.
Palestine has been seeking for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes against its people for over 10 years. Late last year the Preliminary investigation by the ICC’s Prosecutor reported there is evidence of war crimes and they have jurisdiction to prosecute. Australia however is attempting to interfere with the process.
Australia is trying to block a full and proper investigation of crimes that the international community think are most egregious, even though they know it is the only place the crimes can be tried. APAN ran a campaign through February calling out the Federal Government for this terrible decision. Click here for more background.
SUMMARY: Trump’s proposal delivers Israel 30% of West Bank, including the fertile Jordan Valley. While it proposes a Palestinian State, the conditions and restrictions it imposes renders a State unviable. The 181 page document reflects the current US administration’s deep sympathy with Israeli interests, and further encroaches on the legitimate basic rights of the Palestinian population. In response to the announcement, Israel has immediately begun processes to annex West Bank settlements.
Melbourne. 9-13 February 2020 Applications close 15 December
The Young Palestinians MEDIA & ADVOCACY BOOTCAMP is Australia’s first intensive fellowship specifically designed for young adults (between 18 and 35yrs), who have capacity and an interest to step up into leadership roles, and who are committing to seeking justice in Palestine (and beyond).