Skip to main content

Violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in Sheikh Jarrah

EDM (Early Day Motion) 3: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

Amendment to this motion

There has been an amendment submitted to this motion.

View details of the amendment

Motion text

That this House unequivocally condemns the ongoing violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in the Sheikh Jarrah area of Jerusalem; condemns the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police which left hundreds of civilians injured; joins the UN in calling upon the Israeli authorities to demonstrate maximum restraint and to allow the freedom of peaceful assembly for Palestinians; opposes and will work to prevent the ongoing evictions of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem, which is part of a wider attempt to push Palestinians out of Jerusalem altogether; calls on the international community to pursue suitable sanction against the Israeli Government until all violations of international law and human rights are ceased; and recognises that the violence perpetrated by the Israeli authorities in May 2021, along with the continued evictions of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, increases regional tensions and frustrates efforts to broker a lasting and just peace between Israel and Palestine.

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.

Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Coventry South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Birkenhead
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Jarrow
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
East Lothian
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Leicester East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Rochdale
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hemsworth
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Cynon Valley
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Streatham
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hammersmith
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Wansbeck
Byrne, Liam
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Sunderland Central
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Easington
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Sheffield Central
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Luton South
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Norwich South
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Blackburn
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 13 May 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
City of Durham
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in Sheikh Jarrah (Amendment 1)
Leave out from ‘the’ in Line 1 and insert, ‘firing of more than 1,600 rockets by the Hamas terror group into Israel since 10 May 2021; supports Her Majesty’s Government assertion of Israel’s right to self-defence to protect its citizens from indiscriminate rocket attacks and condemnation of Hamas; notes that Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has saved the lives of countless Israeli civilians; calls for Gaza-based terror groups to immediately halt rocket fire against Israel; notes the tragic death of 6 Israelis and a number of Palestinian civilians in Gaza; condemns Hamas’s cynical locating of terror infrastructure and launching of rockets in civilian areas; and calls for a peaceful resolution to the violence and the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to secure a negotiated, lasting two-state solution’.
Conservative, Harlow
3
signatures
EDM 3A1: tabled on 13 May 2021