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AFOPA Annual Dinner

  • The Ballroom Function Centre 66 Orsmond Street Hindmarsh, SA, 5007 Australia (map)

This year's annual fundraising dinner for the Australian Friends of Palestine Association features special guests visiting from Palestine, Mr Gerard Horton and Ms Salwa Duaibis, of Military Court Watch.

Rule of Law or Ruled by Law?

What are the human rights and legal implications for Palestinian children living under Israeli military law in the West Bank?

Gerard and Salwa were featured on the award-winning 2014 ABC 4 Corners documentary Stone Cold Justice and are tireless advocates for Palestinian children's treatment by the Israeli military occupation forces.

All welcome!

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Tickets: $95

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal with tea/coffee and all drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks).

Raffle | Silent auction | Book stall |
Music | Speakers with Q&A

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 6:30pm (for 7:00pm start)

Venue: The Ballroom Function Centre, 66 Orsmond St, Hindmarsh SA

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Speaking tour sponsored by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network and the Major Issues & Theology Foundation.

Stone Cold Justice (2014)

The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory. This joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

He meets Australian lawyer Gerard Horton, who's trying to help the boys who are arrested, and talks to senior Israeli officials to examine what's driving the army's strategy. The program focuses on the stories of three boys. In two cases the army came for the children in the middle of the night, before taking them to unknown locations where they are questioned.

As Four Corners discovered, though, Palestinian children have more to fear than the Israeli army. Lyons shows clear evidence that Israeli settlers in the West Bank regularly attack Palestinian school children, knowing the authorities will not intervene. He also discovers there are two legal systems operating. One for Israeli children and one for young Palestinians. It's an impossible situation that may provide temporary security for Israel, but in the long term may well breed a new generation of Palestinians prepared to do anything to gain retribution.

View full 4 Corners documentary at MCW website here >>

ABC 4 Corners, 10 February 2014

Interview with Gerard Horton & Salwa Duaibis

by Public Perspective, 30 November 2014.

Gerard Horton from Military Court Watch & Salwa Duaibis of Women's Legal Aid describe Israeli collective punishment and mass arrests in the Occupied West Bank. [Published by Public Perspective, 30 Nov 2014.]

Earlier Event: 17 August
APAN Annual Dinner
Later Event: 19 August
Amazing Race: Palestine Edition