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ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM LEBANON AND THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 657: tabled on 13 March 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recalls and condemns the tragedy of Israeli invasion of the Lebanon 19 years ago, on 14th March 1978, and subsequent aggression in July 1981, June 1982 and July 1993 and last year's massacre at Qana in April 1996; notes United National Resolution 425 of 19th March 1978 demanding the immediate unilateral withdrawal of Israel from South Lebanon and respect for Lebanon's territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence; deeply regrets the complete lack of action to implement those resolutions; notes Israel's special relationship with the European Union, providing as it does considerable potential European influence on Israel to ensure compliance with United National resolutions and adherence to internationally accepted standards of human rights; and calls upon the British Government to demand at the forthcoming IGC and at all other pertinent occasions implementation of a system of monitoring Israeli actions and withdrawal as a requirement for continued trade preference and the present special relationship, stating categorically that there is noreason for further delay in positive reaction from Israel, which is crucial to the Middle East peace process.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.