Protesters condemn Labor's support for Israel after Jenin killings

Chanting "Free, free Palestine" and "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free", 70 protesters gathered in the Murray St Mall to protest the January 26 slaughter of Palestinian refugees by the Israeli state.

Speakers pointed out that United States and Australian politicians were quick to condemn the killing of seven Jewish civilians in Jerusalem on January 28, but were silent about Israeli forces killing Palestinians two days earlier.

More Palestinians were killed on the West Bank last year than in any other year since 2005. This year, at least one Palestinian has been killed for every day of the year.

The protest was organised by Friends of Palestine WA, which is planning a rally in May to mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of Al Nakba (the catastrophe).

Group shot, Perth rally for Palestine
Group shot, Perth rally for Palestine. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
One of the speakers at the rally
One of the speakers at the rally. Photo: Alex Bainbridge
Protesters. Photo: Alex Bainbridge