About 300 people rallied in Melbourne to stop Israel's bombing of Gaza on November 17. This week Israel launched a wide-scale attack on the densely-populated Palestinian Gaza Strip.
Moreland Councillour Sue Bolton said "There have been three reactions to the bombing of Gaza: the first is by the Australian Government and corporate media, is victim blaming. Where the victim is blamed by the perpetrator.
"It is shameful when the victim is blamed.
"The second response is blaming both sides equally. Unfortunately Greens leader Christine Milne has put out a media release blaming both sides equally.
"The third reaction is us. We need to speak the truth with a very loud voice to drown out the victim blaming by the Federal Government and Israel."