Arms exports to Israel should be halted: Greens
"The Prime Minister needs to reveal if Australia is still sending arms to Israel, and if so, exports should be
suspended," Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Past questions asked by the Greens in the Senate have revealed that defence exports to Israel were worth almost $10
million in 2004, the last year for which figures have been made public. In the last five years the Howard government has
approved the export of weapons and equipment including military explosive devices, military electronic equipment, parts
for military vehicles and aircraft and armoured equipment," Senator Brown said.
"Instead of arming one side of the conflict the Prime Minister should be trying to achieve a cease fire."
Senator Brown said that global coverage of ambulances being targeted in Lebanon, and a United Nations post being
destroyed killing UN personnel, will disgust millions around the world.