Press Release Embassy of Israel in Wellington - Gaza border
Make no mistakes - There is no valid connection between the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the weeks’ old
Hamas-orchestrated violent confrontation campaign already taking place in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas, an internationally recognized terror organization (also by New Zealand), has ruled Gaza since 2007 and instead of
caring for the welfare of the Gaza population, has invested in a large-scale terror infrastructure and has cynically
fanned the flames of the conflict while initiating violent provocations against Israel.
Israel has the right and the duty to protect its sovereignty, its borders and its citizens. Accordingly, that message of
self-defense has been conveyed to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Any imposed solution cannot
work. The only path to reach a peaceful solution to this conflict is through direct negotiations.