Melbourne, Sydney Nakba rallies remember Shireen Abu Akleh

Al Nakba — "the catastrophe" — is marked on the anniversary of the start of Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people in 1948.

This year was the 74th anniversary of the beginning of Nakba, an ongoing process of genocide.

Rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane highlighted the assassination of respected Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

One minute of silence was observed at the Melbourne rally, where participants carried placards honouring her brave resistance to Israel's occupation.

Protesters commemorate Nakba in Melbourne
Melbourne: Protesters commemorate Nakba. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha
Melbourne protest
Melbourne protest. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha
Boycott Apartheid Israel
Melbourne: Boycott Apartheid Israel. Photo: Jacob Andrewartha
Sydney: Hands off Al Aqsa.
Sydney: Hands off Al Aqsa. Photo: Peter Boyle
Sydney: Journalism is not a crime
Sydney: Journalism is not a crime. Photo: Peter Boyle
Sydney: The Nakba is ongoing
Sydney: The Nakba is ongoing. Photo: Peter Boyle
Sydney: Stop the execution of journalists
Sydney: Stop the execution of journalists. Photo: Peter Boyle