Lobby New Zealand is calling for the New Zealand Government to immediately stand for justice, by publicly condemning the actions of Hamas amid the violent conflict unfolding in Israel.

Its call is for New Zealand to immediately condemn Hamas’ actions against Israel as well as any further victims. Israel, a defensive state, is in a vulnerable position which requires the urgent help of foreign counterparts, including New Zealand.

The call is extended for New Zealand to stand against all violence from Hamas, including any actions against other foreign nations. Hamas’ barbarous actions and lack of humanity must be condemned in all its entirety.

Israel must secure all foreign support in order to stop the ongoing violence coming from Hamas. New Zealand must take a leap and stand on the right side of history; backing democracy and condemning terrorism.