25 July 2014
Australian Education Union (Victoria Branch)
The AEU (Vic Branch) condemns Israel’s latest horrific assault on the people of Palestine, which has resulted in over 750 deaths in the past three weeks – the overwhelming majority of the dead being civilians, and many of them children.
The AEU supports the peaceful community protests called in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to be held on Saturday 26 July at 1pm, and Friday 1 August at 5pm, outside the State Library in Swanston St, Melbourne.
Received from Marino D’Ortenzio, Deputy Vice President, Secondary Sector, AEU Victorian Branch
Background to this statement: On 7 July 2014, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing, the Israeli Government launched a military offensive against the Gaza Strip, titled Operation ‘Protective Edge’.