SENATOR DEBORAH O’NEILL
Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Israel
Senator for New South Wales
SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Israel
Senator for South AustraliaMedia Release
Statement on attacks on Israel by terrorist group Hamas
As the indiscriminate violence directed toward Israel and its people which has unfolded in the last 24 hours continues, we join in the unequivocal condemnation of attacks on Israel by terrorist group Hamas, and recognise Israel’s right to defend itself.
This loss of life, the taking of civilian hostages and the heightened fear and uncertainty which now grips the region, is a setback for security for the Israeli and Palestinian people alike.
In our capacities as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel, we stand in friendship and solidarity with the people of Israel.
We will continue our work with Australia’s Jewish community and the Israeli diaspora to promote peace and the security of Israel, now and in the future.