"On top of the Israeli and US siege of Gaza and the illegal collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians, in the last two years, 2000 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more wounded", Kim Bullimore, who spent eight months living in the occupied West Bank, told a public forum at the Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union on March 10. The forum, organised by the International Women's Day Collective and endorsed by the Stop the War Collective and Fair Go for Palestine, attracted 40 people.
Bullimore, a member of the Socialist Alliance, was in Palestine as a member of the International Women's Peace Service.
The forum was also addressed by Halim Rane, from Fair Go for Palestine. "We need to be active in support of justice for Palestine", Rame said. "We shouldn't give up, because the Palestinians are certainly not giving up."
"On the ground, this year, Palestinians are losing more land, as Israeli settlements are expanded", Bullimore told the meeting. Bullimore stressed, "We also need to build the solidarity movement here in Australia. The central aim should be free Palestine! End the occupation!"