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Violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in Sheikh Jarrah

EDM (Early Day Motion) 3A1: tabled on 13 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Tahir Ali on 11 May 2021. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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’.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.