Sydney continues to show solidarity with Palestine

June 21, 2021
Photo: Ali Fares

Around two hundred people braved wet weather on June 20 to protest Israel’s continued bombing of Gaza and attacks on Palestine.

It was the fifth rally for Palestine since the Benjamin Netanyahu government began its murderous assault on Palestine on May 10.

In the 11-day war, at least 257 Palestinians, including 66 children and 40 women were killed by Israeli forces.

A ceasefire was forced from Israel on May 21.

But on June 15, two days after the Israel Parliament swore him in, Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, violated the ceasefire declared under Netanyahu and launched air raids on Gaza. On June 17, Israel bombed Gaza again. 

The rally was chaired by the Palestine Action Group's Damien Ridgwell and Dalia Al-Haj Qasem.

Wiradjuri Elder Uncle Dave Bell gave an inspiring acknowledgement to country and Ahmed Abadla, Moira Nolan and Assala Sayara addressed the crowd. The protest marched through Pitt Street Mall, stopping at Zara to protest the lead designer’s anti-Palestinian comments, and at a number of traffic intersections. 

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