The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is calling on people across the continent to express their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday, as part of the Global Day of Action for Palestine.
The Global Day of Action comes as the Gaza genocide nears its 100th day, on Monday.
More than 23,357 people have been killed and almost 60,000 people wounded by the Israeli government in Gaza, while in the West Bank 331 Palestinians have been killed and 4,148 injured by Israeli forces.
The Global Day of Action was spearheaded by peace activists from around the globe, and follows 14 weeks of global actions that have seen millions of people demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, unrestricted aid for Gaza’s population, an end to Israeli occupation and apartheid, and justice and self-determination for the Palestinian people.
APAN President Nasser Mashni said the Global Day of Action was about standing in solidarity with Palestinians by calling out the injustice, hypocrisy and epic failures of the Australian Government and other Western governments to end Israel’s genocide.
“People of good conscience on this continent must get out on the streets this weekend to demand an immediate end to this genocide,” Mr Mashni said.
“Our government has had almost 100 days to demand an end to Israel’s atrocities, but it is so in thrall to the US and Israeli governments and so hamstrung by toxic party politics, that it has stood by, silent, as Gaza’s population and its most foundational social infrastructure have been systematically decimated.
“Palestinians cannot take a minute more of our government offering impunity to Israel for its genocide – we must demand an end to these horrors immediately.”
Global Day of Action events will take place in cities across every state – in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart and Surfers Paradise on Saturday, and in Melbourne and Perth on Sunday.
Regional towns – from Coolum Beach to Traralgon, Albury to Newcastle – will also host solidarity actions during the weekend. Visit APAN’s event page for more information.