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Issue #1650      August 6, 2014

Rally for end of occupation of Palestine

In Perth on August 2, 600 protesters gathered to listen to a number of speakers including Victoria Martin Iverson of Friends of Palestine WA, the organiser of the rally, ALP Senator Sue Lines and a Palestinian speaker amongst others.

Perth Rally, one of many held around Australia last week.

It was the fourth rally in as many weeks since Israel commenced its third military offensive “Protective Edge” on July 8 against Palestinians living in Gaza. Support for the Palestinian cause continues to grow.

People called for an end to the siege and the occupation of Gaza.

The protesters, replete with Palestinian flags and colourful banners, also marched around the CBD. They protested outside the Department of Foreign Affairs over the Australian government’s support for Israel and its Zionist policies. The rally also condemned the continued sale of armaments to Israel by the US.

They vowed to continue their actions and to resist the Israeli occupation and siege of the Palestinian area of Gaza Strip.

A further rally will be held in Perth next week joining the international chorus for an end to the siege and occupation of Palestine. The Communist Party of Australia joins the international call for an end to the occupation and respect for Palestinian sovereignty over land.

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