Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Gaza is again in the news because of Israel's massacre of 32 and injuring of over 1,400 civilian protesters so it is imperative that we have a letter writing campaign and support as much as possible these events.
While condemning every killing of an Israeli by terrorists, Australia can't bring itself to say a word when Israeli soldiers deliberately kill unarmed protesters.
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Byron Bay, part of our Rainbow Region, has a proud tradition of supporting human rights and the environment and opposing militarism. The people of Gaza in Palestine deserve our help, so let's take a step in this direction by twinning Byron Bay with Gaza City.
So Hamas wins. No matter how Israel and its friends spin it, the raw fact is that this 'indefinite ceasefire' leaves Hamas unbeaten in Gaza.
Ghosts were in the air at the forum and fundraiser for Gaza at the Byron Community Centre (BCC) Theatre on Sunday: the ghosts of the more than 700,000 Palestinians evicted from their lands in the 'nakba' (catastrophe) that befell them at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza will be the focus of talks in Byron Bay tonight aimed at taking local action to highlight the conflict.
I live on a community. I hope it doesn't get invaded. I hope it is never unlucky enough to have a resource under its fertile soil (like CSG). Or some religious nut with a book and corporate backing doesn't decide that this land is his, given to him by God.