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Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

EDM (Early Day Motion) 34: tabled on 11 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is shocked by the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces whilst reporting on raids in Jenin; extends its sincere condolences to her family and colleagues who are devastated by her death; is appalled that this widely-respected, brave and committed journalist was hit by a bullet whilst wearing a press vest, with gunfire having started without prior instruction to stop filming; notes that fellow journalist Shatha Hanaysha who was present at the time believes that the group was targeted for attack by the Israeli army; considers that this shocking incident must be in the wider context of Israeli forces systematically targeting journalists working in Palestine and the failure to properly investigate killings of media workers; notes that the International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians previously submitted a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court last month regarding such treatment; calls for a full independent investigation of this case, with swift action to bring those responsible for Shireen’s death to account; and joins the National Union of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists in demanding an end to, and justice for, the wider targeting and killings of Palestinian journalists by Israeli forces.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Streatham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Wansbeck
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Cynon Valley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2022
Glasgow South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 11 May 2022
Islington North
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 11 May 2022
Leicester East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2022
Leeds East
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2022
York Central
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 12 May 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 16 May 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Battersea
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Glasgow Central
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Hemsworth
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Argyll and Bute
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Jarrow
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Middlesbrough
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 16 May 2022
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Gordon
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
East Lothian
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow North East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Foyle
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2022
Coventry South
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
Livingston
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Ceredigion
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Blackley and Broughton
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2022
Dundee West
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2022
Aberdeen North
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2022
St Albans
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2022
Birkenhead

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.