Israel/Gaza: Australia must condemn Israeli military’s excessive force

In response to Israeli forces killing over 50 Palestinian protesters in Gaza and injuring countless others, including children, Amnesty International Australia’s Crisis Campaigns Coordinator Diana Sayed said,

“We call on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to condemn the Israeli military’s excessive use of force in the strongest terms possible, and for Australia to use its diplomatic powers to ensure a successful United Nations resolution calling for a full investigation.

“This is another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way. This is a violation of international standards, in some instances committing what appear to be wilful killings constituting war crimes.”