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12 April 2018
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
The Gazan Tragedy Continues...
~ Chief ICC lawyer warns Israel on actions in Gaza
~ HRW debunks Israel's argument for attacking Gazans
~ Thousands of Londoners protest the UK's role in supporting Israel's occupation
and ICYMI... Opinion piece points out the bias in the media's reporting on Gaza
Thousands gathered in central London to express their solidarity with Palestinians [Claire Gilbody Dickerson/Al Jazeera]
Chief ICC lawyer calls for end to violence along Gaza border
The Guardian, 9 Apr 2018
"In a strongly worded statement, Fatou Bensouda, a lawyer from Gambia and the ICC’s chief prosecutor, based in The Hague, cautioned both sides about the “deteriorating situation”. She said: “Since 30 March 2018 at least 27 Palestinians have been reportedly killed by the Israeli defence forces, with over 1,000 more injured, many as a result of shootings using live ammunition and rubber bullets. “Violence against civilians, in a situation such as the one prevailing in Gaza, could constitute crimes under the Rome statute of the [ICC], as could the use of civilian presence for the purpose of shielding military activities.”"
Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated
Human Rights Watch, 3 Apr 2018
"Both before and after the confrontations, senior officials publicly said that soldiers stationed along the barrier that separates Gaza and Israel had orders to target “instigators” and those who approach the border. However, the Israeli government presented no evidence that rock-throwing and other violence by some demonstrators seriously threatened Israeli soldiers across the border fence. The high number of deaths and injuries was the foreseeable consequence of granting soldiers leeway to use lethal force outside of life-threatening situations in violation of international norms, coupled with the longstanding culture of impunity within the Israeli army for serious abuses."
'Free Gaza': London protesters denounce killings of Palestinians
Al Jazeera News, 8 Apr 2018
"Demonstrators of all ages and nationalities have gathered in central London to call for an end to the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces. Up to 2,000 people stood outside Downing Streeton Saturday, where the official residence of Prime Minister Theresa May is located, chanting slogans such as "Free, free Palestine" and holding placards reading "Stop Israel's War Crimes in Gaza" and "Gaza, Stop the Massacre". The protest came a day after Israeli troops killed at least nine people, including journalist Yaser Murtaja, during demonstrations along the Gazaborder.'"
And in case you missed it...
The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing
Saree Makdisi, The Los Angeles Times - Opinion, 6 Apr 2018
"Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and the extent to which details are contextualized, can subtly lead readers astray."
AFOPA Quiz Night
AFOPA Quiz Night returns

The famous AFOPA Quiz Night returns for 2018 - with special guest Quiz Master, ABC radio personality Peter Goers! Get your winning trivia team together, pack an evening picnic and book a table now. Bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks), tea & coffee will be available to purchase. BYO snacks or evening picnic.

Tickets $20 ea. or table of ten $200.
(Note additional 30c per ticket Trybooking fee.)

Saturday, 14 April 2018 (THIS SATURDAY!)
6:30pm (for 7pm Quiz start) to 9:30pm

 LOCATION: Goodwood Community Centre
32-34 Rosa St, Goodwood, South Australia 5034

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