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ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIAN FOOTBALLER MAHMOUD SARSAK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 208: tabled on 18 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 notes with concern the deteriorating health of the Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak, once a star player in the national team; understands that he was arrested on 22 July 2009 by Israel at theErez Crossingwhile travelling from his home in Gaza to the West Bank to link up with his new club in Balata, was held on charges of being an unlawful combatant linked to the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine and after his administrative detention was renewed for the sixth time in March 2012 began his hunger strike; further understands that after the charity Physicians for Human Rights-Israel was allowed for the first time to visit him in Ramle prison, the Israeli Prison Service transferred him to Assaf Harofeh Hospital; requests Israeli ambassadors throughout the world to report to their government and other authorities the widespread interest in the critical condition of Mahmoud Sarsak and in his continued detention under provisions used for unlimited detention without trial and without charge; invites FIFA to intervene in this case; and asks the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to convey with respect to the Israeli government the growing interest in the case of Mahmoud Sarsak and worries for his life.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.