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Proscribing of Palestinian human rights organisations

EDM (Early Day Motion) 583: tabled on 25 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the declaration of 22 October 2021 made by Israeli Minister of Defence, Benny Gantz, which designated six Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist organisations; notes that the Israeli authorities have not provided any evidence to substantiate their claims about the organisations; further notes that the targeted groups Al-Haq, Addameer, Bisan Center, Defence for Children International Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, and the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees are organisations deeply committed to protecting the human rights of Palestinian communities, highlighting Israel's illegal policies and also those of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas; further notes the statement of 22 Israeli civil society groups based in Israel in support of the six NGOs; views this as a further direct assault on Palestinian civil society in an effort to isolate and suffocate Palestinian human rights defenders; recognises the significant impact this assault has on some of the most prominent Palestinian civil society organisations including on the local and international public's right to information about the reality of human rights violations in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories; calls on the Government to demand that the Israeli Government reveal any evidence against those organisations; and further calls on the Government to reaffirm its support for Palestinian and Israeli civil society and human rights organisations as a key foundation in building a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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.

Byrne, Liam
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Bethnal Green and Bow
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 26 October 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Easington
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 26 October 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Blackburn
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Rochdale
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
East Lothian
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Norwich South
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glasgow North West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Argyll and Bute
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Leeds East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 27 October 2021
Islington North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glenrothes
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Livingston
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Glasgow South West
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Edinburgh South West
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2021
Battersea
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 November 2021
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Hemsworth
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2021
Middlesbrough
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 1 November 2021
Leicester East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2021
Stirling
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2021
Streatham
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2021
Bath
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Glasgow North
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2021
Chesham and Amersham
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2021
Gordon
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2021
Twickenham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Gateshead
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Dundee West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2021
Richmond Park
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow Central
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2021
Brent Central
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2021
Nottingham East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.