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James Martin MP: Genocide unfolding in Gaza, the Australian Government must intervene

James Martin MP: Genocide unfolding in Gaza, the Australian Government must intervene

Email reply from James Martin MP - Member for Stretton

Dear QMI,

 

Thank you for contacting my office about the unfolding human tragedy in Palestine. I know the very real impact this is having on the Muslim community that contributes so much to our successful multicultural society here in Queensland.

Like you, I am extremely distressed by the daily destruction and escalating loss of life of innocent civilians in Palestine. I cannot even begin to describe the hurt that is being felt by so many people in our community.

I share your concerns about selective grief and agree that as a nation we should not express grief selectively. We cannot acknowledge only particular deaths. When we recognise and mourn the loss of life of innocent Israeli citizens, so must we recognise and mourn the loss of life of innocent Palestinians.

I therefore wish to add my voice to calls for cooler heads to prevail; for an immediate ceasefire; an immediate halt to the collective punishment being imposed upon innocent Palestinian civilians; for humanitarian aid to reach those who need it; and ultimately for lasting peace. 

My local community wants to see an end to the conflict and loss of life, and so do I. I continue to advocate that the ongoing peace and security of Palestinians and Israelis rests in a two-state solution.

I am always happy to meet with members of the community, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office.

 

Kind regards,

James Martin MP

Telephone: (07) 3414 3110 

 

Email: Stretton@parliament.qld.gov.au

 

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