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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAKBA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1258: tabled on 11 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 15 May 2018 marks 70 years since the Nakba catastrophe in which more than 750,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes; further notes that Palestinian refugees' right of return as recognised by UN Resolution 194 has been blocked by successive Israeli governments; notes that there are now over five million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and overseas, as well as internally displaced Palestinians living in Israel; notes the restrictions on civil and political rights for refugees in some of those countries and the extreme vulnerability of Palestinian refugees to the conflict in Syria; calls on the UK Government to work to improve the wellbeing of Palestinian refugees in host countries, without prejudice to their rights under international law, and therefore to respond positively to the UN's appeal to offset the funding crisis now facing the vital work of UNRWA, which has been dramatically worsened by the US' decision to withhold $65 million from the Agency; believes that a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on human rights and international law will be an essential ingredient of durable peace in the Middle East; and further calls on the UK Government to pursue that objective in its international diplomacy.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2018
Livingston
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2018
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 May 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 17 May 2018
Luton North
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2018
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2018
Glasgow North West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2018
Argyll and Bute
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 May 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Cardiff Central
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Hornsey and Wood Green
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2018
Warwick and Leamington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.