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Melbourne remembers Palestine: Al Nakba 2014 commemoration – vigil & speakout

 

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Melbourne remembers Palestine: Al Nakba 2014 commemoration

Speakout and Candlelight vigil

5.30pm

Friday 16th May 2014

State Library of Victoria

cnr Swanston and La Trobe Sts, Melbourne City

This year marks the 66th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), when, in 1948, more than 780,000 Palestinians (over half of the population) were ethnically cleansed from their homeland. More than 500 Palestinian villages were depopulated and destroyed.

This catastrophe continues to this day, with the ongoing air raids and siege of Gaza, the ever encroaching settlements in the West Bank and the daily humiliations meted out by an Israeli government intent on the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.

Internationally, these attacks on the Palestinians are not only supported but celebrated by governments around the world.

Please join us on May 16 to commemorate and remember the Palestinian Nabka and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle for justice, human rights and self-determination.

Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (Melbourne) and Students for Palestine (Victoria)

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For more information: 0439 454 375  or  0481 270 450