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2 May 2018
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
Have You Ever Wondered What Being a Gazan Is Like?
~ An update on the state of Gaza this week
~ Live the conflict in the eyes of a young Gazan man
~ Murderer of Gazan boy is praised by judge for his actions
and ICYMI... 'I am a friend of Israel. And I can't accept its indiscriminate violence against Palestinians in Gaza' (Opinion)
Palestinian protesters run from tear gas launched by Israeli forces
[Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, wound 955 at Gaza protest
Al Jazeera News, 28 Apr 2018
"Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian demonstrators and wounded more than 950 at the Gaza border, despite the UN human rights chief urging Israel to stop using excessive force against Palestinian protesters. A fourth victim, a 15-year old boy named Azzam Hillal, died of his wounds on Saturday. He was shot in the head by Israeli military during Friday's protest. Among the wounded, 178 were shot with live ammunition on Friday while others sustained injuries from rubber-coated steel rounds, or required treatment for tear gas exposure."
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For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’
The New York Times, 29 Apr 2018
"Israel continues to treat the tiny coastal enclave like a deadly virus to be quarantined and, other than that, more or less tunes it out. But it has been a success in one important respect: It has cast a light onto the unsolved problem that is Gaza, and reminded a world that had seemed to move on to more urgent crises that its two million people, deprived of clean water, freedom of movement and a steady supply of electricity, are sliding steadily into despair. Mr. Gerim is typical in another way: He does not think of Gaza as his home, but he has no idea what home is."
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Killer of Palestinian teen praised as “excellent” by Israeli judge
The Electronic Intifada, 25 Apr 2018
"“Despite clear and overwhelming video, spatial and sound forensic analysis showing Ben Dery intentionally killed Nuwara, he was charged with a lesser crime and a wilful killing was whitewashed into an accident,” Brad Parker, international advocacy officer for Defense for Children International Palestine, told The Electronic Intifada on Wednesday. “The lenient sentence announced today is not surprising and illustrates how pervasive and entrenched denial perpetuates impunity even where video evidence shows Israeli forces intentionally killing children.”"
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And in case you missed it...
I Am a Friend of Israel. And I Can't Accept Its Indiscriminate Violence Against Palestinians in Gaza
Hareetz News - Torkel Brekke (Opinion), 30 Apr 2018
"Israel is a country I have engaged with professionally and personally for many years, and something I will continue to do. I consider myself a friend of Israel, but that raises the question: what does that mean?"
"Much of my own research and teaching as a professor has been in the ethics of war in the world religions - and I read and hear the Israeli justifications with dismay. They are unreasonable."
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#GreatReturnMarch
Keep up with news, media and resources about Gaza's #GreatReturnMarch here >>
Showcasing Palestinian Culture
Showcasing Palestine

Join members of South Australia’s Palestinian community as we share Palestinian culture and history. This family-friendly event will showcase Palestinian cuisine, culture, artefacts and fashion. All welcome.
AND... Dress-up in your traditional Palestinian outfits for a chance to win prizes!

Sunday, May 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Migration Museum (82 Kintore Avenue Adelaide, SA, 5000)
#ShowcasingPalestine
For more information, visit our website >>
BOOK LAUNCH WITH RAMZY BAROUD
Dr Ramzy Baroud, Palestinian journalist, poet, political activist and historian, son of a freedom fighter, will visit Adelaide during the South Australian History Festival.
DATE/TIME: THURSDAY 10 MAY 2018, 6:00PM
VENUE: THE ROB ROY HOTEL, 106 HALIFAX ST, ADELAIDE
FREE EVENT, BUT PLEASE REGISTER BELOW SO WE CAN CATER CORRECTLY.
The event will be lightly catered, and bar open in the hotel.
For more information, visit our website >>
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