Statement on environmental terrorism

Official Statements

The Zionist Federation of Australia calls upon Senator Richard Di Natale as leader of the Australian Greens to abide by its core principles and condemn the eco terrorism being perpetrated by Palestinians in Gaza against Israel.  Over the last few months, Palestinian terrorists have been engaging in wanton environmental destruction by sending incendiary devices tied to kites and balloons across the border to Israel with the express purpose of setting wildfires wherever they land.  These firebombs have destroyed many trees and acres of half-grown crops as well as creating pollution from the smoke and debris.

The Australian Greens has a list of environmental policies which it endorsed in November 2017.

The first three items on the list are-

1 Human beings are part of the natural world, and all forms of life on Earth deserve our respect.

2 Human society depends upon the ecological resources of the planet, therefore we must protect and maintain the integrity of its ecosystems.

3 Australians, as global citizens, have a duty of care to manage our unique natural environment and its resources, to ensure their ongoing sustainability for future generations, and to help protect the ecological integrity of our planet.

President of the ZFA, Dr Danny Lamm AM said, “We condemn the ecological terrorism that is being directed toward border communities in southern Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.  We have already taken issue with the Australian Greens over their willingness to condemn Israel for the violence on the border whilst ignoring the fact that it was deliberately calculated to be anything but the “peaceful” protest it was portrayed as being.  Now is the time for the Greens to stand up for one of their core beliefs – the protection of the planet from wanton destruction.  We look forward to hearing Senator Di Natale condemn these acts of eco terrorism in the strongest possible terms.  If he chooses to ignore this call those who look to the Greens for environmental leadership should be rightly disappointed.”

(Photo credit: Amnon Ziv)

For more information contact:
Emily Gian, Media and Advocacy Director – 9272 5528,

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