Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Palestine and Israel

4:01 pm

Photo of Lyn AllisonLyn Allison (Victoria, Australian Democrats) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
notes that:
the wall Israel is constructing in the West Bank is 10 times the length of the Berlin Wall and three times as high,
the length of the ‘Green Line’, the border between Israel and the West Bank, is 315 kilometres and the path of the wall is 670 kilometres long,
Israeli settlements with their bypass roads and security zones occupy 42 per cent of the West Bank,
there are now more than 200 Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank,
78 per cent of the Israeli settlement population comes from Europe and North America,
Israeli settlers in the West Bank consume five times more water than Palestinians, water that is taken from Palestinian water sources,
Palestinian travel is restricted or entirely prohibited on 41 roads and sections of roads throughout the West Bank, covering a total of more than 700 kilometres of roadway, however Israeli settlers can travel freely on these roads, and
there are now more Jewish settlers in Palestinian East Jerusalem than Palestinians; and
urges the Government to consider these facts in its efforts to assist with a peaceful two-state solution in Palestine and Israel.

Question negatived.

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I indicate the Greens support for that motion.