Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Australia in February 2017. Netanyahu has been responsible for Israel's illegal blockade of Gaza, as well as Israel's ongoing occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights. In 2014, Netanyahu ordered Israel's 50 day murderous assault on Gaza, which resulted in the death of more than 2,250 Palestinians, including almost 1,500 civilians, one third of whom were children, along with 299 women. Netanyahu has also just announced the first new settlements in the West Bank in 25 years. Demonstrations are being planned including a solidarity event in Melbourne, where Netanyahu has cancelled a stopover.