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Israeli permit system: children and parents in Gaza

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1680: tabled on 22 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the inhumane practice of separation of children in Gaza who need medical treatment from outside the Strip from their parents, who are routinely denied accompanier passes by Israel; notes that since January 2018, Physicians for Human Rights Israel has assisted over 130 children including breastfed babies who needed to exit Gaza for medical treatment whose parents were not granted permits so could not be by their side during operations, chemotherapy and other treatments; further notes that as of October 2020, COGAT representatives noted in the Knesset that 40 per cent of children exited for medical treatment without their parents; it expresses profound concern at the serious psychological and physical implications for the children and the violation of their right to health; adds its voice to calls from the Physicians for Human Rights Israel, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the European Academy of Pediatrics, the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health and others to ensure that every child exiting Gaza will be accompanied by at least one of their parents and be able to access treatment in a speedy manner; and calls on the Government to use its multilateral and bilateral relations with Israel and do everything in its power to ensure it upholds its commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to end its horrific ongoing separation of sick children from their parents.

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.

MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2021
East Lothian
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 23 March 2021
Islington North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2021
Sunderland Central
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2021
Hammersmith
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2021
Bath
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Edinburgh East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Birkenhead
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Easington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Gateshead
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Sheffield South East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Rochdale
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Gordon
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Coventry South
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Stockton North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Norwich South
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Leeds East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2021
Dundee West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.