/ 16 October 2023

Meanwhile, here in Oz…


Thousands of Aussies turned up to pro-Palestinian rallies in Melbourne and Sydney yesterday, holding signs saying ‘free Palestine’ and ‘stop the genocide of Palestinians’. The rally in Melbourne was authorised by police, but the Sydney rally, not so much… NSW Premier Chris Minns did not want the rallies to go ahead – a message that around 6,000 people ignored. Meanwhile, Aussies in Israel who are eager to get out have been on edge after 2 repatriation flights were cancelled on Saturday over safety concerns. Yesterday, Foreign Minister Penny Wong announced that the government had worked with other nations that are also getting people out of Tel Aviv. The government also said it was “arranging flights to assist travellers with their onward journey from Dubai to Australia”.

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