The picture that shames Australia: Politicians REFUSE to condemn Hamas after terrorists massacre babies in bloody massacre
An image of four Green MPs sitting alone in Parliament as they refused to support a motion supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas has been described as “shameful”.
Two weekends ago, Palestinian terrorists launched horrific attacks from Gaza, killing at least 1,400 people, including babies, in what was dubbed 9/11 in Israel.
Greens leader Adam Bandt was pictured alongside MPs Stephen Bates, Max Chandler-Mather and Elizabeth Watson-Brown, as all other MPs in the House of Representatives voted for the motion.
Mr. Bandt attempted to add an amendment to accuse Israel of war crimes and declare the Gaza invasion “not just a humanitarian catastrophe, but a war crime.”
Independent Tasmanian MPs Andrew Wilkie and Sydney Teal, Kylea Tink and Sophie Scamps, supported the amendment.
An image of four Green MPs sitting alone in Parliament (pictured above left) as they refused to support a motion defending Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas has been described as “shameful”.
Max Chandler-Mather and Elizabeth Watson-Brown voted against the motion
Greens leader Adam Bandt and Stephen Bates also did not support the motion condemning Hamas.
Speaking on Sky News, former Victorian Liberal president Michael Kroger called Green MPs “disgraceful” for not supporting the motion and seeking to amend it.
Sky News presenter Andrew Bolt said Teal’s independents would face backlash at the next election.
“In those (former) blue ribbon liberal seats, I can see people being disgusted with those two and with Jason Falinski and Trent Zimmerman, if they run again, they’ll probably get those seats back,” he said. he declares.
Mr Falinski lost to Ms Scamps in the seat of Mackellar and Mr Zimmerman lost to Ms Tink in the seat of North Sydney in the May 2022 federal election.
Mr Bandt told Parliament that the Greens joined “everyone in this Parliament in mourning the 1,300 Israelis who lost their lives”, but he was keen to point out that “there are also between 2,300 and 2,600 Palestinians who lost their lives, many of them children.” ‘.
“And we mourn them too,” he said.
“This now goes beyond self-defense and becomes an invasion, and it is up to Australia, as a peace-loving country, to join the effort to stop it.”
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president David Ossip said Jews were shocked by the actions of the Teal Independents.
“While the Jewish community has come to expect such behavior from the Greens… Ms Scamps and Ms Tink have turned their backs on the Jewish communities in their electorates in their hour of need,” Ms. .Ossip. The Australian.
He added that by voting with the Greens, the two blue MPs had aligned themselves with the most extremist MPs in the federal parliament.
Alex Ryvchin, of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said the Greens were “so deeply entrenched in their hatred of Israel and their distrust of Australian Jewry that they could not even extend solidarity symbolic with our community.”
Independent Tasmanian MPs Andrew Wilkie and Sydney Teal, Kylea Tink and Sophie Scamps, supported a Greens amendment. Mrs Tink (left) and Mrs Scamps (right) are pictured
Mr. Ryvchin also said that the Turquoise MPs who supported the Green amendment were undermining Israel’s efforts to rescue the 165 hostages taken by Hamas.
Defense Minister Richard Marles said what the Greens had done was “despicable” and that they “really cannot miss this moment again”.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton attacked those he called Hamas “apologists” who failed to condemn anti-Semitic insults shouted by protesters at pro-Palestinian rallies last week.
“Their silence is frankly despicable,” he said.
Defense Minister Richard Marles (pictured) said what the Greens had done was “despicable” and that they “really cannot miss this moment again”.