We’re all watching the rapidly evolving situation in Israel and Gaza with great sadness and concern.
Our thoughts are with everyone mourning right now, and those fearful for the days and weeks ahead.
Australia is on the other side of the world, but our ties to Israel and Gaza are close.
Australians must stand together against injustice and prejudice. We must reject antisemitism and Islamophobia. We must support those suffering loss and fear, and we must press our governments to find peace in a time of terrible violence.
Australians in Israel or Gaza in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government’s 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 (if overseas) and 1300 555 135 (if in Australia).