Snap vigil against Gaza siege


A snap vigil in Martin Place on January 31 was called by the General Union of Palestinian Workers and others in the Palestinian community to demand an end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Forty people attended the vigil, held near the US consulate. They held candles in solidarity with Gaza's 1.5 million residents, deprived of basic living necessities, including electricity, by the siege.

A film, The Iron Wall, about the impact on Palestinian West Bank residents of Israel's apartheid wall will be screened on February 12 at the Seaview Community Hall, Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill, by the Marrickville Peace Group.