WILPF Australia urges organisations and individuals to disassociate themselves from the Australian Government’s support of the Israeli government which has allowed:

  • 27,000 Palestinians killed, two thirds of whom are women and children.
  • 60,000 injured and unable to access medical care.
  • All members of more than 600 families killed.
  • 1000 children forced to have amputation without anaesthesia.
  • 600 doctors and health workers killed.
  • 152 UNRWA workers killed.
  • 100+ journalists killed.
  • 50,000 housing units destroyed.
  • 2,300 homes damaged.
  • 29 hospitals damaged destroyed or closed.
  • 70% of schools damaged or destroyed.
  • 200 places of worship destroyed or damaged.
  • 200 cultural sites destroyed or damaged.

(Statistics publicly reported by international aid organisations and the United Nations, up to February 2024)

The Australian Government is ignoring these devastating statistics which show the ongoing revenge attacks on innocent Palestinians.

The International Court of Justice has issued a warning to the Government of Israel that its ongoing attacks and withdrawal of basic humanitarian services are in breach of the United Nations Genocide Convention.

The Australian Government has failed:

  • to act to prevent this collective punishment of Palestinian civilians.
  • to advocate for mediation for the release of Israeli hostages and the use of international law to punish Hamas for its attack and for independently verified war crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence, on 7 October 2023.
  • to prevent Israel’s war of revenge, which harms the innocent and most vulnerable and will never resolve the conflict.
  • to demand the United States withdraw all military aid to the Israeli Defence Force until peace negotiations are finalised.
  • to stop the supply of weapons and weapon components from Australia to the Israeli government.

Further, the Australian Government has withheld essential aid from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA),

The Australian Government does not act in my name in its support of the Israeli government.