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BETHLEHEM AND RACHEL'S TOMB

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1803: tabled on 13 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 94 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 calls attention to the completion of the section of the 8-metre high concrete wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem; notes that around 40 Bethlehem families will be cut off from schools and medical facilities; recalls the ruling of the International Court of Justice in July 2004 that the building of the wall on occupied Palestinian territory is unlawful; further notes that the shrine of Rachel's Tomb, sacred to the three major religions, has been purposefully enveloped by the route of the walls and is therefore barred to Palestinians, whether Christian or Muslim; takes heed of widespread anxiety that new Israeli settlement building on the confiscated land around the Tomb may be about to begin with the consequence that Bethlehem may follow the example of Hebron, where recent Israeli settlements are embedded in the midst of the local Palestinian population, causing great provocation; and further notes the warning of Bethlehem's mayor, Dr Victor Batarseh, that `the ghettoization of Bethlehem is not only destroying ancient communities, but is destroying the prospects of peace in the Middle East and the whole concept of international law'.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
City of York
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
City of Durham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Worthing West
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
West Ham
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Norwich North
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bishop Auckland
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Manchester Central
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Dewsbury
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 March 2006
Belfast South
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bridgend
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 March 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Copeland
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2006
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bristol West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Congleton
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.