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DESTRUCTION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES IN THE WEST BANK BY ISRAEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 204: tabled on 02 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 that, despite being a clear and egregious violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, Israel recently announced that it will return to a policy of demolishing the homes of Palestinians suspected and convicted of involvement in terrorism and other violence; deplores and denounces the decision of the Netanyahu-led government in Israel for resuming this questionable practice which human rights group B'Tselem has stated harms only innocents and not the accused; further notes that in 2005 an Israeli military report concluded that the policy of punitive home demolitions did not act as an effective deterrent against terrorism; affirms Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that the destruction of private property is permitted only where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations; believes that the demolition of homes of innocent family members of people accused of crimes constitutes collective punishment; further believes that Israeli government statements on this matter exposes the absence of the rule of law under Israel's occupation and that revenge, demonisation and absolute disregard for the lives and rights of the Palestinians under its control now defines Israeli activities in the occupied Palestinian Territories; urges the Government to condemn Israel's actions as cruel, inhumane and a degrading punishment; calls for urgent action to be taken to oppose these policies; and further calls on the Government to pressure the State of Israel and ensure accountability for any violations that occur as a result of its renewal of demolitions.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Coventry North East
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Aberdeen South
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Swansea West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Aberdeen North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 July 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Preston
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 July 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 July 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Leeds East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 July 2014
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Brent Central
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2014
Batley and Spen

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.