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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1106A1: tabled on 15 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Richard Burden on 10 April 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add "and an end to the suicide attacks".

Original motion text

That this House calls for an immediate end to the Israeli offensive in the Occupied Territories based on international law and UN resolutions; urges the British Government and the international community to bring further pressure to bear on the Israeli Government immediately to withdraw its forces from Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps, strengthened by the dispatch of a United Nations observation team; calls for a cessation of the suffocating closures policy which constitutes collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention; condemns terrorism on all sides; endorses both UN Security Council Resolution 1397 envisaging 'a region where two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognised borders' and the Saudi initiative approved by the Beirut Arab Summit; extends its support to the Israeli peace movement, including the Israeli army reservists who refuse to serve in the Occupied Territories; calls for a cessation of violence on all sides, a freeze on all settlement expansion and a return to political negotiations, and insists that to end the 35 year-oppression and humiliation of the Palestinians and ensure lasting peace and security for all peoples, there must be permanent withdrawal by Israel from all occupied land, justice for the 3.8 million Palestinian refugees and the creation of a viable and fully independent Palestinian State.