This State Conference notes and congratulates the Federal ALP for re-affirming the 2018 National Conference resolution towards the recognition of Palestine:
Condemns the current violence and incitement in Jerusalem which was sparked by:
• the forced evictions in Sheik Jarrah to remove Palestinians from their homes and replace them with Israeli settlers,
• the shooting and tear gassing of worshippers in the Al Aqsa mosque.
Condemns the ongoing Israeli annexation by stealth of Palestinian land, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians through the expansion of illegal settlements, home demolitions, evictions, burning of land, crops and olive groves in the occupied Palestinian territories in contravention of international humanitarian law;
Recognises the routine oppression and dehumanisation of Palestinian people denying their dignity and rights to self-determination condemning them to live under perpetual Israeli occupation;
Urges the federal parliamentary caucus and party as a whole to continue to speak out about the systematic injustices meted out to the Palestinian people;
Calls on the Australian Government to strongly advocate for the cessation of hostilities and the end to all violence; and
Calls on a future Labor government to assist with the peacemaking efforts.