Thursday, December 28, 2023

According to Australia's acting foreign minister, two Australians were murdered in an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon

 


CANBERRA: Two Australian residents including a supposed Hezbollah contender were killed by an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, Australia's acting unfamiliar pastor said on Thursday.

Ibrahim Bazzi and his sibling Ali Bazzi were killed in the airstrike on Tuesday in the town of Bint Jbel in southern Lebanon, Acting Unfamiliar Clergyman Imprint Dreyfus said.

Ibrahim Bazzi had shown up in Lebanon as of late from Sydney to go with his Lebanese spouse Shorouq Hammoud to Australia, news media revealed. Hammoud, who had as of late gotten an Australian visa, was additionally killed in the assault.

The flag of Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist group at war with Israel, was draped over their three coffins.

Dreyfus said Australia was examining Hezbollah's case that Ali Bazzi was one of its contenders.

"Australian law lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. It's an offense for any Australian to collaborate with, to help, let alone to battle with a recorded psychological militant association like Hezbollah," Dreyfus told columnists.

Dreyfus said that his government had spoken to Israel about the airstrike, but he wouldn't say what the conversation was about.

"With regards to the ongoing struggle, Australia has reliably called for regular citizen lives to be safeguarded and we have reliably raised our interests about the gamble of this contention spreading," Dreyfus said.

Dreyfus rehashed an administration cautioning for Australians not to make a trip to Lebanon. Australians currently in the nation ought to leave while business air administrations are as yet accessible.

The Australian government office in Beirut was prepared to give consular help to the Bazzi family whenever required, he said.

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