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Military trial, detention and treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1724: tabled on 12 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that Israeli forces continue to arrest, detain and try several hundred Palestinian children in the Israeli military court and detention system each year despite evidence that that process is rife with international law violations; further notes that Israel is the only country in the world that automatically and systematically prosecutes Palestinian children in military courts which lack fundamental fair trial rights and protections; notes that ill-treatment of Palestinian child detainees by Israeli authorities includes widespread physical and psychological violence, blindfolding, strip searches, denial of food and water, position abuse and isolation solely for the purpose of interrogation, and the denial of access to a lawyer before and during interrogations; remarks on the disparity between treatment of Israeli and Palestinian children in Israeli custody; asserts that Israel, as the occupying power under international humanitarian law in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is responsible for protecting the rights of Palestinian children living under military occupation; notes too that the recommendations of the 2012 Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded report, Children in Military Custody, and UNICEF’s 2013 report, Children in Israeli Military Detention, have not been met; believes that in no circumstances should civilians, particularly children, be detained or prosecuted under the jurisdiction of military courts or held in military detention; and urges the Government to engage with the Government of Israel to end the military trial and detention of Palestinian children and, as a minimum safeguard, to respect and ensure basic due process rights and the absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment.

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.

McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Cynon Valley
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Belfast South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Hammersmith
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Sheffield South East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Stirling
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Glasgow North West
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 19 April 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Gower
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Jarrow
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Knowsley
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Angus
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
South Shields
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Glasgow South
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2021
Bath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 20 April 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2021
Glasgow North
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Coventry South
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
City of Durham
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Streatham
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Wirral West
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 26 April 2021
North Down
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Gordon
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2021
St Albans
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow South West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Rochdale
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2021
North East Fife
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Foyle
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2021
Twickenham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.