7 Nov 2023

Human Rights Commission warns leaders over choice of words when speaking about Israel-Gaza conflict

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 7 November 2023

The Human Rights Commission is warning political and community leaders about their choice of words when speaking about the Israeli-Gaza conflict.

ACT leader David Seymour has accused Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick of repeating a pro-Hamas statement - "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" - at a pro-Palestine rally in Auckland.

Chlöe Swarbrick says that is a purposeful distraction.

Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt spoke to Charlotte Cook.