Lamm has firm words for Albanese and Di Natale

May 24, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Zionist Federation of Australia President Dr. Danny Lamm expressed his disappointment with comments made by Labor MP Anthony Albanese during an interview on the ABC program “the Insiders” on Sunday morning and disputes Greens leader Richard Di  Natale’s description that the protest at the Gaza fence was “peaceful”.

Dr Danny Lamm

Danny Lamm said:  “I noticed that in the five minutes where Mr Albanese spoke at length about the situation along the Gazan border, he did not once mention Hamas, despite the terrorist organisation’s going on record on numerous occasions to boast about their heavy involvement in the riots. While he was quick to criticise the Government, Mr. Albanese spoke at length about proportion, suggesting that the lack of fatalities on the Israeli side requires an explanation. Perhaps the MP needs to brush up on his knowledge of what is proportionate when it comes to rules of engagement.

He continued: “when Mr. Albanese stated that he is ‘a strong supporter of Israel’s right to exist within secure borders’, he should have stopped there, because that is the heart of the issue. Hamas does not believe in any part of that sentence, and until they do, until they stop violently attacking Israel’s sovereign border, there will be no peace.”

Anthony Albanese Pic: Wikipedia

Danny Lamm also strongly and unreservedly condemned the statement on Gaza situation issued by Senator Di Natale, the Leader of the Greens, who peddles the lie that the attempts by Gaza Palestinians to breach the Israeli border were spontaneous, peaceful protests against the hellish conditions imposed upon Gaza by Israel, whose soldiers proceeded to kill around 60 unarmed Arabs out of sheer trigger-happy brutality.

He said, “In condemning the Israeli forces, Di Natale totally ignores the role that the terrorist organization Hamas has played in inciting these clashes. In responding to these events with nothing but criticism of Israel, Di Natale once again has failed the Australian community. Genocidal Hamas’s role was firstly exemplified by the comments made by a senior Hamas leader Salah al-Bardawil who claimed that 50 of the 62 Palestinian rioters killed this week during clashes with the IDF on the Israel-Gaza Strip border were members of the Islamist terror group that rules the coastal enclave.”

Richard di Natale

Dr. Lamm also pointed to a report published last week by the High Level Military Group of distinguished military figures around the world which describes these Hamas onslaughts over the past six weeks as “carefully planned and orchestrated military operations intended to break through the border of a sovereign state and commit mass murder in the communities beyond, using their own civilians as cover.”

In his misinformed statement, Senator Di Natale totally ignored the provisions of International Law. The law distinguishes between civilians and combatants. While enemy combatants can be targeted with very few limitations, civilians are protected by an array of provisions and restrictions. However, the law withdraws these protections and in effect defines a civilian as a “combatant” for all intents and purposes when a civilian engages in “direct participation in hostilities.”

As to the call by Di Natale for an immediate recognition of a Palestinian state, Dr Lamm said that “Senator Di Natale an important and inconvenient truth: that Israel accepted the case for Palestinian statehood long ago, but it refuses to commit national suicide.”

Comments

3 Responses to “Lamm has firm words for Albanese and Di Natale”
  1. Ron Jontof-Hutter says:

    As a medical doctor and environmentalist, what does Di Natale say about Gazans bringing babies and kids into the thick of violent rioting? And the burning of many thousands of tires damaging the environment? Does being a Green mean you can condone black when it suits your political agenda?

  2. Leon Poddebsky says:

    Posturing hypocritical Western clowns encourage Hamas and the PLO /PA to wage war.

  3. Ron Jontof-Hutter says:

    In Africa, animals go to great lengths to protect their young from predators. They have never been observed to use their young as shields as they try themselves to escape. In fighting off predators, animals also use disproportionate force in order to survive and win.

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