Women wearing black hold a vigil in front of Sydney Town Hall: The messages on their signs included ‘Palestine – the shrinking land’ and ‘Australia – it’s time to recognise Palestine’.
Digital Journal asked one of those taking part in the vigil what it was about?
“We’re here every Thursday. This group was started in Israel - in ’88 by Israelis and it’s now spread around the world. We stand every Thursday - five thirty to six thirty. There’s anywhere between three and ten of us, depending on the weather. Different people come in and out. There’s a small core of us who are always here and we’re here every Thursday."
"We used to stand once a month, since about 2001, but since Gaza we’ve been standing, every week. We’re trying to raise awareness. That’s what we’re trying to do."
"We’ve been here every Thursday - it’s always a Thursday, five thirty to six thirty, so if you come before half past five we won’t be here; if you come after half past six we’re gone. So, we’re just trying to raise awareness - that’s all."