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TERROR IN GAZA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 423: tabled on 13 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 deplores the concentration of violence, degradation and hardship suffered by the Palestinian people; condemns terrorist attacks on Israelis by Hamas or other armed factions; recognises that the essence of terrorism is to attack civilians and civil infrastructure to achieve or impose political ends; condemns, unequivocally, the Israeli Defence Force's onslaught of terror in Gaza; rejects the pretence of military equivalence between the ruthless firepower unleashed by Israel in Gaza and the deplorable rockets fired by Hamas or others against Israeli people; refutes the false argument that the high-tech, high-death toll terror tactics deployed by Israel against the people of Gaza are morally superior or ethically different to the crude weapons employed by Hamas and others; and regrets the failure of the Government and the international community to unequivocally condemn the outrageous actions of Israel's government or threaten any sanction in response to escalating humanitarian transgressions, flagrant breaches of international law, continuous flouting of UN resolutions and possible war crimes.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Leeds West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Keighley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 January 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2009
South Down
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Bradford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bradford West
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Bristol West

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.