Senate debates

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Statements by Senators


1:57 pm

Photo of David VanDavid Van (Victoria, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise again to continue my remarks from yesterday condemning the heinous attacks on Israelis by Hamas. Make no mistake: we saw last Saturday some of the most heinous crimes conducted against innocent people. That's innocent men, women and children, but the crimes against the women and children are, I think, the most utterly heinous the world has ever seen since the acts of ISIS. Don't forget that Hamas as an organisation is guided by Tehran—by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the heinous regime in Tehran. We see every day on the streets of Tehran these same acts of aggression against women and children. It's the IRGC that trains Hamas. It's the IRGC that kills women like Mahsa Amini. So, while I stand for Israel, I also stand for the women in Tehran. I will continue to be the voice of the women in Tehran, and I will continue to be a voice for Israel.