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Rally to protest against Israeli aggression

Rally to protest against Israeli aggression Tuesday 5 August 1:30 pm Havelock North


A peaceful rally is being held on Tuesday, 5th August at 1:30 pm on the corner of Duart Road and Campbell Street Havelock North, to protest against the Israeli governments continued brutal attack on Gaza, and to demand that New Zealand sever all diplomatic ties with Israel.

Rally organiser Maxine Boag said that the Israeli Ambassador, Yosef Livne, is speaking to a select group of locals at the Havelock North Club on Campbell street at 2 pm, on Israel’s Foreign Policy in the 21st century. Invited by the Hawke’s Bay branch of the NZ Institute of International Affairs, the diplomat will also be speaking that night at 7 pm at Kennedy Park in Napier.

Hawke’s Bay people concerned about the Israeli army’s slaughter of civilians in Gaza over the last three weeks are invited to join the rally, being held near the Havelock North Club where the ambassador is speaking.

“We don’t need to go to hear the ambassador to understand Israel’s foreign policy; it is seen every night on the news, shown to the world as dead mothers, babies, maimed and orphaned children, frightened families whose homes are destroyed and they have no safe place to go. More than 1700 Palestinians have been killed, 80 per cent of them civilians. Living in Gaza is like living in a cage where there is nowhere to escape being attacked,” Maxine Boag said.

“The latest civilian massacre caused by yesterday’s bombing of the third UN school that has been attacked, was described by United Nations head Ban Ki Moon as ‘a moral outrage and a criminal act’, “ she said.

Rally speaker Ngatai Huata said that the conflict has gone on too long, with many years of bloody occupation, and it is “now time that New Zealand cut all ties with Israel and demands an immediate ceasefire and an end to the occupation.”

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