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Commentary on current developments in Palestine-Israel - Rhiannon visits region

Media Release
Lee Rhiannon 25 Jul 2017

Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has just returned from Palestine-Israel and is available for interviews.

She was in the region for nine days and was in Jerusalem when the incidents at the Al Aqsa Mosque occurred.

At mass protests against the Israeli operations at the Mosque three young Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military. An increasing number of Middle Eastern countries are calling on the Israeli government to end their increased military presence in Jerusalem.

Senator Rhiannon met with Palestinians in both the Occupied Palestinian Territories and inside Israel who are facing eviction from their land and demolition of their homes. She held discussions with a range of organisations campaigning for the self-determination of Palestinians.

In Tel Aviv Lee met with Israeli organisations who support communities working to protect Palestinian villages occupied by Israeli forces in 1948. This is part of a project to commemorate the upcoming 70th Nakba anniversary, which marks when Israel commenced its occupation of Palestine.

Lee undertook the visit in conjunction with the EuroPal Forum. She personally paid for the visit. 

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