SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
GAZA PROTEST DEATHS
"Australia, like most other nations, does not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel"- Senator PENNY WONG
15 May 2018
The deaths and injuries of Palestinian protesters in Gaza overnight are both shocking and tragic.
Labor urges Israel to show restraint. We support the right for peaceful protest and call on both sides to deescalate tensions.
We support Israel’s right to exist within secure and recognised boundaries and the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.
Australia, like most other nations, does not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. Jerusalem is claimed by both the Israelis and Palestinians and its status must be determined as part of an overall two-state solution.
A just two-state resolution will require recognising the right of both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples to live in peace and security.
Labor will continue to call on both sides of the conflict to refrain from any actions that hamper peaceful outcomes for both the Israeli and Palestinian people.
We believe the leadership of both sides should examine what more they can do to work towards a viable two-state solution and deliver a peaceful future for both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.
Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra.