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APGF calls for real peace and reconciliation in Gaza

The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation (APGF) wholly condemns the violence between Israel and Gaza and appeals to both the local and international communities to do whatever it takes to achieve sustainable peace and reconciliation.

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NZ Govt must respond to Israel’s Gaza onslaught

The New Zealand Green Party is calling for new measures in response to the latest round of violence inflicted on Palestine by Israel, including divestment by the New Zealand Government and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.
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Tony Abbott's Silence on Israel is Deafening

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Global Greens Statement on the Gaza Conflict

The Global Greens calls on the leadership in Israel and Hamas to end the vicious cycle of violence to each other and to themselves, including: 1. a sustainable ceasefire, 2. immediate and ample humanitarian aid delivery to all in need, 3. the advancement of peace negotiations free of pre-conditions, and 4. an investigation into violations of international law.
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Abbott must pressure US to stop providing arms to Gaza conflict

By Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt

Responding to reports that the US has just approved the immediate transfer of grenades and mortar rounds to the Israeli armed forces, Greens Acting Leader Adam Bandt says Tony Abbott should pressure the United States over its continued arming of the Israeli government during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

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New Zealand Greens' Notice of Motion on Gaza

"Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. ... I want to make it clear that the precise location of this Jabalia Elementary Girls School had been communicated to the Israeli military authorities 17 times—as recently as last night, just a few hours before the attack. They were aware of the coordinates and exact locations where these people are being sheltered."... This House condemn Israel's action and call for an immediate ceasefire to prevent the loss of further innocent life.
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The agony of Gaza – What price is the right of self-defence?

by Kennedy Graham

As I write, the conflict in Gaza has seen yet another ceasefire deal squandered, with more death and destruction. Israel has repeatedly claimed its right to self-defence as justification for ‘Operation Protective Edge’. That claim is supported by leading Western powers, including the US, EU and UK.

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Govt must condemn Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza

The New Zealand Government must condemn Israel for its indiscriminate bombing of Gaza that continues to inflict massive civilian casualties, the Green Party said today.
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Canberra Declaration on Gaza

The following letter has been signed by a number of Australian politicians.

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Kennedy Graham's speech on the Government motion on the situation in Gaza

Israel justifies its actions in Gaza in the name of self-defence. The inherent right of self-defence, sanctioned in international law for several centuries now, does not justify what Israel is currently doing in Gaza. Most jurists around the world are describing the Israeli actions as an excessive use of force and a violation of humanitarian law.
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