With each day that passes the humanitarian catastrophe is getting worse for civilians in Gaza and for the hostages kidnapped by Hamas. The unparalleled escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas and other armed groups has taken a devastating toll on civilians in Gaza.

We need to make it clear that Australians support a ceasefire, and want their government to stand with them and call for a immediate and permanent ceasefire, and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid into the occupied Gaza Strip. A ceasefire will:

    • Ensure a stop to unlawful attacks by all parties, halting the mounting death toll in Gaza
    • Enable aid agencies to get life-saving aid, water and medical supplies into the Gaza strip to address the staggering levels of human suffering. It will allow hospitals to receive life-saving medicines, fuel and equipment they desperately need and to repair damaged wards,
    • Provide opportunities to negotiate the release of hostages detained in Gaza, and
    • Enable independent international investigations to take place into the war crimes committed by all parties in order to end long-standing impunity

Whilst Amnesty International Australia welcomes Australia’s support for a ceasefire resolution, it is imperative that all MPs and Senators in the Federal Government use every opportunity and every power available to continue to call for a ceasefire.

Your MP is elected to represent you, so it’s important they know that you as a constituent want a ceasefire, and that you want your MP, and your elected representative, to reflect those views in Parliament!

Email your MP and urge them to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups.