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Source: Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

Ceasefire Now! Nationwide rallies till the end of the war on Gaza – Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa is helping co-ordinate nationwide rallies every weekend until the Israel/Gaza war is over.

We have been pleased with the huge numbers turning out across the country in the past three weeks – each week the numbers have doubled.

Aotearoa New Zealand is part of a rapidly growing international movement demanding an end to the killing.

New Zealanders overwhelmingly support a ceasefire to end the wholesale slaughter of Palestinian civilians in Gaza but our Labour and National leaders have been pathetic. They are still only calling for a “humanitarian pause” so Israel can resume its mass killing of innocents once there has been a “tea break”.

Over 8,000 Palestinians are dead in Gaza with over 3,000 children killed. One Palestinian child is killed every 15 minutes in Israel’s barbaric genocidal war while our largest political parties twiddle their thumbs.

“More than two million people, with nowhere safe to go, are being denied the essentials for life – food, water, shelter and medical care – while being subjected to relentless bombardment.” United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

But our government is unmoved.

Palestinians have broken in to UN food depots in Gaza because they are desperate and hungry and Israel keeps up its stranglehold on 2.3 million people in Gaza.

The silence from Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon is deafening.

New Zealand heart is on the streets. The vast majority of New Zealanders are demanding a ceasefire NOW!

John Minto
National Chair
Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa