Skip to main content

SUPPORT FOR BEDOUIN VILLAGERS IN THE NEGEV

EDM (Early Day Motion) 728: tabled on 28 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 is gravely concerned at plans by the Israeli government to demolish the Israeli-Arab village, Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev area of Israel; notes with dismay that it reportedly intends to evict the 500 Bedouin residents of the village, which has existed for nearly 60 years, with the aim of establishing a new, Jewish-only settlement named Hiran in its stead; considers that the Bedouin villagers are full citizens of Israel but are being treated as though they have no rights; further notes the reports that the Israeli government plans to charge the villagers for the cost of the demolition of their own homes; understands that village leaders say there is no need to evict them as the Jewish settlers can move onto a site next door and live as neighbours; and calls on the Israeli government to cease its harsh and unnecessary actions immediately.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2016
Sheffield South East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2016
Worthing West
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2016
Rhondda
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2016
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 November 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2017
Eltham
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2016
Preston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2016
New Forest West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.