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Byron locals mobilise to help Gaza chidren

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Byron locals will raise much-needed funds for the surviving children of Gaza at a fundraiser in Byron Bay on Sunday.

More than 2,000 people, most of them civilians, women and children, have been killed in the controversial bombardment of the Gaza strip by the Israeli military in the past month.

Aid agencies worldwide have called for help for the survivors, most left with no food, shelter, water or medical supplies.

The Gaza-Ark Byron Bay organisation’s is partnering with Aid and Humanitarian Relief for Palestine (ANERA.org) for the ‘Fundraiser for Child Survivors of Gaza Genocide’ starting on Sunday.

Lunch and lantern making will be part of the day, starting at noon at the Cafe Oska, 1 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay.

At 5pm a prayerful lantern vigil will be held at Belongil Beach, followed by music, dancing and Palestinian food at Byron Community Centre.

At 7pm at Byron Theatre, the Gaza-Ark forum will feature a panel discussion, music, dance and Palestinian food with performers Phil Monsour, Lewis Walker, Willy McIlroy & Friends.

Gaza-Ark is a creative action project of Byron Forums with support from Byron Community Centre, Cafe Oska and Byron Friends of Palestine.

Byron Forums is a weekly discussion group taking creative action on global-local issues, meeting at Cafe Oska, Thursdays at 6pm.

(Contacts for further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/747769805266359/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming and byronforums.wordpress.com)

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