Solidarity with Palestine


For decades, the Greens have stood in solidarity with Palestine in calling for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

In recent times, we have shamefully seen attempts by NSW Police and the NSW Government to prevent the Palestinian community and their supporters from exercising the right to engage in peaceful protest. These shameful attempts to silence those calling attention to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza set a chilling precedent for freedom of speech and threaten the right to protest in this State.

Palestinian and Jewish communities are suffering. All communities have the right to safety as they gather and grieve together and they have the right to engage in peaceful political protest together. This is one of the core tenets of our democracy and must be protected.

Everyone in this State has the right to gather peacefully to demonstrate their views, regardless of their background or political persuasion. They do not need police permission to peacefully assemble and protest on public land - in spite of this Government’s bad faith statements to the contrary. 

War is never the answer. The Australian Government must work to de-escalate the situation, and call for an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza. To end the cycle of violence, the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine must end.

We mourn the loss of life. We stand in solidarity with the movement for a free Palestine - and there is no place anywhere for anti-semitism, Islamophobia, racism, or discrimination.

A statement issued by Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is calling on the Member States of the UN Security Council to:

  1. Recognize and condemn Israel’s illegal occupation, settler-colonialism, and apartheid regime as the root causes underpinning the continuous waves of conflict in the territory;
  2. Demand Israel’s immediate, unconditional and total withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territory, as required in UN resolutions since 1967;
  3. Call for the dismantling of Israel’s settler colonial apartheid regime on both sides of the Green Line;
  4. Take concrete steps to ensure the protection of the Palestinian people, particularly in the Gaza Strip, facing retaliatory Israeli attacks;
  5. Sanction Israel’s illegal occupation, apartheid and acts of aggression through the application of an arms embargo, economic sanctions and countermeasures against Israel.

Several organisations have been leading actions, events and calls for a Free Palestine for so long - and we encourage you to keep up-to-date with some of their work:

Below are some of the recent actions Jenny has taken:

To keep up to date with upcoming rallies and events, make sure to follow Palestine Action Group Sydney.

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