Inner West Council supports ceasefire in Gaza
Thursday 23 November 2023
At this week’s meeting, Inner West Council resolved support for a ceasefire in Gaza as well as a range of measures to provide practical support to communities in the Inner West affected by the horrendous conflict there.
The Council resolution included condemnation of the killing of civilians on all sides as well as recognition that foreign policy is the responsibility of the Commonwealth Government.
Please find below a full copy of the Council resolution below.
“Citizens in the Inner West have been appalled by the loss of lives in Israel and Palestine including the horrendous attacks by Hamas on 7 October and the atrocious death toll amongst Palestinians caused by the Israeli Government’s military response,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.
“We welcome the announcement of the pending ceasefire.
“We recognise the terrible impact on communities within the Inner West of this humanitarian disaster and are seeking to provide practical support to affected citizens at the local level.
“This will include promotion of the Union Aid Abroad - Gaza emergency fundraising appeal in Council’s newsletter.
“The current conflict cannot be divorced from the dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people which can only come to an end through a two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian state.”
The resolution passed by Council: