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Australia must take concrete steps to compel Israel to accept ceasefire, says rights group

Australia must take concrete steps to compel Israel to accept ceasefire, says rights group

 

By Mashal Khan

CANBERRA - Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) on Tuesday welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution, which calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. 

In a statement, APAN said “this move signifies a critical and long-overdue milestone in the effort to halt Israel’s genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.”

 

It also comes as the UN added Israel to its infamous blacklist of nations and groups that have harmed children during conflict, with the rogue state having killed more than 15,500 children and horrifically injured thousands more – many in ways that will impact the rest of their lives – in its genocidal attacks on Gaza.

The group added that it is imperative that Israel now complies with this unanimously supported UN resolution, and ceases its relentless aggression against the Palestinian people. 

Israel's persistent disregard for international court orders and laws underscores the likelihood that its acceptance of a ceasefire deal will be reluctant, prompted only by international pressure, it said.

 

APAN President, Nasser Mashni while commenting the latest situation said that the global consensus behind this ceasefire resolution is a stark indictment of Israel's unchecked genocidal aggression. 

“The world demands that Israel immediately ceases its relentless onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza – Israel's compliance with this resolution is not optional; it's absolutely non-negotiable,” Mashni said.

 

“Australia has a pivotal role to play in ending Israel's genocide in Gaza, and the Australian community is showing that it will not tolerate empty words and meaningless rhetoric. 

We demand the Australian Government demonstrates its commitment to international law and the value it says it places on Palestinian lives, by sanctioning Israel and cutting diplomatic ties with this rogue state,” APAN President added

 

APAN in its statement urged the Australian Government to must do so via a public commitment to support the International Criminal Court’s independent investigations into the war crimes of key Israeli figures, and a commitment to arresting those subject to warrants, should they set foot on Australian soil.

“We also call for the Australian Government to impose robust sanctions targeting both the perpetrators of, and those ordering and inciting, these heinous war crimes as well as entities complicit in Israel’s genocide,” it said.

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