Kate Ellis MP, ALP candidate for Adelaide

We absolutely agree that there should be a just and peaceful resolution to the situation.

Labor believes that Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank is not in line with international law.

Labor supports a return to negotiations between the parties for a lasting peace through a two state solution.

Australia needs to work urgently with the international community to facilitate lasting peace and an end to this terrible conflict – including through our position on the United Nations Security Council.

Labor supports an Australian contribution to the huge humanitarian task in Gaza. Gaza has faced enormous social and economic difficulties due to the blockade, even before the recent fighting.

Labor welcomes the $5 million the Australian government has recently contributed to humanitarian efforts, but notes that this follows an earlier decision by the government to cut $4.5 million in Australian aid funding this year to the Palestinian Territories.

Kind Regards,

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