Wellington protest for Palestine calls for end to bombing
Protest for Palestine calls for end to bombings
by Anne Russell
July 18, 2014
Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Brandon St in Wellington earlier today to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
When three teenage Israeli boys were recently killed in Palestine, Israel responded with an extended bombing campaign on Gaza, and today have announced a ground invasion. According to Al Jazeera, the death toll in Gaza so far is over 220, compared to one person in Israel.
The Wellington protest included speakers from families who had been in Gaza, including a seven-year-old girl. They called for the international community to stand with Palestine, and to not ignore the ongoing massacre. Yesterday four boys were killed on Gaza Beach by Israeli missiles.
The protest overall called for an end to Israel’s occupation, justice and liberation for Palestine, and support for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign (BDS), which seeks to boycott the Israeli government and Israeli commerce.