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18 April 2018
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
Life In A War Zone
~ An update on the dire situation in Gaza
~ The reality of living in Gaza... in photos
~ Volunteer doctors provide much needed support in Gaza in time of emergency
and ICYMI... Palestine is NOT a lost cause - and this is why
A Palestinian boy uses a part of a pomelo as a gas mask during Israel-Gaza border protest, Gaza Strip April 9, 2018 [Credit: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]
1,297 Palestinians Shot and Wounded by Israeli Soldiers Overwhelming Gaza's Hospitals
Haaretz News, 12 Apr 2018
"Jadallah is among 1,297 Palestinians shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers, including snipers, during the past two weeks of mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, according to a computerized count by the Gaza Health Ministry. An additional 1,554 Gaza residents have been treated for tear gas inhalation or injuries by rubber-coated steel pellets. In addition, 33 Palestinians have been killed during this period, including 26 in border demonstrations. The latest casualties came on Thursday, when Israel said it bombed Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and wounding another."
Palestinian children dressed in the colors of the Palestinian flag, at the protest encampment in Gaza east of Shujaiya. (Mohammed Zaanoun /
Palestinian women roll dough at the protest camp in Gaza, east of Shujaiya. April 11, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun /
PHOTOS: Life inside Gaza's Return March protest camp
+972 Magazine, 12 Apr 2018
"Israel snipers have opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators for two consecutive weeks, killing more than 30 people and wounding over 1,000. But during the middle of the week, the protest camp, part of the Great Return March, is something entirely different — a peaceful, colorful staging ground for a range different activities that draws entire families, located a mere 400 meters from the Israeli border. Mohammed Zaanoun, an Activestills photographer, visited the protest camp east of Shujaiya, a neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombing during the 2014 war. Several hundred people were there to participate in the activities, from dancing and children’s games to cooking and even pop-up barbershops."
See Haaretz News article, "In Photos // Homemade Gas Masks in Gaza" >>
PHRI Emergency Delegation to the Gaza Strip
ReliefWeb, 16 Apr 2018
"On Thursday, April 12, a delegation of Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) entered the Gaza Strip for an emergency visit to provide what little help they could to the local health system faced with a massive influx of injured demonstrators, on top of its ordinary patients. The delegation members left Gaza the following day, apart for vascular surgeon Dr. Jamal Hijazi of Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, who remained in the European Hospital for four days to help the local staff treat dozens of injured patients. Dr. Hijazi was horrified by the conditions under which the local medical staff work."
And in case you missed it...
Palestine is Not a Lost Cause – and This is Why
Rima Najjar, The Palestine Chronicle - Commentary, 14 Apr 2018
"There is no doubt that Israel and its allies want the world to believe that Palestine is a lost cause. Richard Falk, who served as the United Nation’s special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, recounts a conversation he had with the French ambassador to the United Nations at the end of his tenure as rapporteur."
"In as far as the struggle for legitimacy is concerned, Israel today is losing that struggle."
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)
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