palestinian supporters in Melbourne

Palestinian flag raised in Melbourne

Palestinians and their supporters gathered on November 15 at Federation Square in Melbourne to celebrate the Palestinian National Day. The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time ever in Melbourne and stood next to seven other Palestinian flags.

The celebration commenced with speeches by one of the organisers of the event, Nasser Mashni of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network, who said: “Palestinians know the struggle [of the Aboriginal people]. We have both lost our land. It was stolen from us.”

Read the full article by Dima Al-Msodny the Green Left Weekly.